Group Account Director Salary

Group Account Directors in the United States can expect to earn an average of $138K per year. Overall cash earnings for Group Account Directors stretch from $95K on the lower end to $218K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $34K from bonuses and $29K from profit sharing. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A large number receive medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision plans. The majority of Group Account Directors (63 percent) who took the survey are women. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$88,188 - $196,487
MEDIAN: $138,403

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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.
$88,188 - $196,487  
$0.00 - $34,105  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $29,361  
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).
$94,805 - $218,381  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 210
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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 use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Online Marketing, People Management, and Advertising are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 23 percent, 14 percent, and 11 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Marketing Communications.

Pay Difference by Location

For those looking to make money, Group Account Directors in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 12 percent above the national average. Group Account Directors will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+4 percent) and Dallas (+2 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Chicago, 2 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Salaries

Online Marketing
up arrow 23%

People Management
up arrow 14%

up arrow 11%

Strategic Marketing
up arrow 3%

Client Interaction
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Account Management

National Average

Marketing Communications
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.


63 %
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: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 4%