Group Account Director Salary

The average Group Account Director in the United States earns approximately $136K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Group Account Directors (63 percent) who took the survey are women. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number.

$87,904 - $193,550

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
$87,904 - $193,550  
$0.00 - $29,696  
Profit Sharing
$4,913 - $18,250  
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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).
$94,805 - $210,280  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 191
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Job Description for Group Account Director

Group account directors are responsible for heading the accounting team of a corporation, or serve as a Chief Officer in charge of managing all accounts and accountants for a business. Group account directors work with a variety of companies, including major corporations, large businesses, universities, non-profits, and government agencies. The main task of those in this position is to manage (and make profitable) all of their company's accounts, and completing this task requires excellent management and accounting skills.


Group Account Director Tasks

  • Drive strategic relationships with clients to achieve expected revenue goals.
  • Provide financial counsel to clients and establish objectives.
  • Lead the development and execution of marketing programs.

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Survey results suggest that Group Account Directors put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, facility with Online Marketing, People Management, and Advertising are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 24 percent, 15 percent, and 12 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Marketing Communications and Client Interaction.

Pay Difference by Location

New York is home to an above-average pay rate for Group Account Directors, 12 percent higher than the national average. Group Account Directors will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+3 percent) and Los Angeles (+1 percent). Chicago is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 2 percent.

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Experience Affects Group Account Director Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Group Account Director Salaries

Online Marketing
up arrow 24%

People Management
up arrow 15%

up arrow 12%

Strategic Marketing
up arrow 4%

Account Management

National Average

Client Interaction
up arrow 3%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.


63 %
37 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 5%