Group Account Director Salary

Pay for Group Account Directors in the United States sits in the ballpark of $141K per year. Total cash compensation to Group Account Directors approaches anywhere from $96K on the lower end to $219K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $35K from bonuses and upwards of $29K from profit sharing. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Group Account Directors survey participants are largely women, dominating at 62 percent. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$89,180 - $197,332
MEDIAN: $140,726

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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.
$89,180 - $197,332  
$0.00 - $34,983  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $29,087  
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).
$96,067 - $219,257  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 213
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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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Group Account Directors report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Customer Relationship Management, Online Marketing, Advertising, and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 10 percent and 14 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Marketing Communications. Many workers who know Account Management also know Client Interaction.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $145,355

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Group Account Directors, 11 percent above the national average. Group Account Directors will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+3 percent) and Dallas (+1 percent). Trailing the national average by 15 percent, Seattle is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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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

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Online Marketing
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People Management
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Strategic Marketing
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Client Interaction
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National Average

Account Management
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Marketing Communications
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.


62 %
38 %

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: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 5%