Executive Director, Account Management Salary

Wages for Executive Directors of Account Management in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($104K) per year. Total cash compensation to Executive Directors of Account Management bottoms out near $69K and approaches $197K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $41K from bonuses and almost $59K from profit sharing. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Executive Directors of Account Management making up 51 percent of survey respondents. For the most part, Executive Directors of Account Management enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$65,693 - $171,905
MEDIAN: $104,109

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$65,693 - $171,905  
$4,818 - $41,022  
Profit Sharing
$1,750 - $58,900  
$0.00 - $59,180  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
$69,114 - $197,058  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 127
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Job Description for Executive Director, Account Management

An executive director of account management is responsible for maintaining client satisfaction and ensuring clients will renew their subscription to a service and/or become repeat buyers of a product. This is generally a higher-level position within an organization that involves overseeing a staff of junior account managers who are responsible for regularly communicating with clients. A typical day for an executive director of account management includes interactions with team members, calling existing clients to gauge their satisfaction with the product or service, and reporting their team's progress and issues to other managers as needed.


Executive Director, Account Management Tasks

  • Represent the needs and interests of clients within the company.
  • Communicate with clients to determine what products and services best suit their needs.
  • Develop and implement strategies for attracting new clients and retaining current clients.
  • Oversee interactions with clients, develop relationships with clients, and ensure satisfaction with products and services.
  • Supervise and direct account management staff.

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Executive Directors of Account Management typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Fortunate workers who know Account Management command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 21 percent above average.

Pay by Experience Level for

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $76K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $109K. Executive Directors of Account Management bring in $136K after working for 10 to 20 years. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Executive Directors of Account Management report making only $120K on average.

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Experience Affects Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Salaries

Account Management
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National Average

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.


49 %
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 13%