Executive Director, Account Management Salary

Executive Directors of Account Management in the United States can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $106K) surpassing six figures annually. Total cash compensation for Executive Directors of Account Management runs from $70K to $196K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $49K and profit sharing that can reach almost $59K. Residence and career length 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 53 percent of survey respondents. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance.

$64,024 - $173,037
MEDIAN: $105,550

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$64,024 - $173,037  
$4,582 - $49,169  
Profit Sharing
$1,750 - $58,900  
$0.00 - $7,630  
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).
$69,698 - $196,263  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 128
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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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Survey takers who work as Executive Directors of Account Management usually report a few specific skills. Fortunate workers who know Account Management command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 32 percent above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Customer Relationship Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Executive Director, Account Management

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

Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $86K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $111K. Executive Directors of Account Management claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $129K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $125K on average.

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Experience Affects Executive Director, Account Management Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Executive Director, Account Management 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 21 votes.


47 %
53 %

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: 86% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 11%