Group Account Directors in the United States take home an average $142K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and the larger part get vision benefits. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Female Group Account Directors survey participants are more prevalent than men — 61 percent of professionals. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$86,729 - $192,694
MEDIAN: $142,030

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$86,729 - $192,694  
$2,434 - $35,396  
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$90,091 - $218,453  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 151

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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

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

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $144,861

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

For Group Account Directors, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Group Account Directors will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+8 percent) and Dallas (+7 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 15 percent south of the national average, can be found in Seattle. Employers pay around 4 percent less in Los Angeles and 3 percent less in Minneapolis, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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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

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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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People Management
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Client Interaction

Strategic Marketing

Online Marketing

National Average

Account Management
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Social Media Marketing
up arrow 5%

Marketing Communications
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.


61 %
39 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 6%