Group Account Director Salary

Group Account Directors in the United States can expect to earn an average of $135K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of Group Account Directors claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up the majority of Group Account Directors (62 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$87,685 - $193,714
MEDIAN: $135,245

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$87,685 - $193,714  
$0.00 - $29,441  
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$3,000 - $15,750  
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).
$94,466 - $210,383  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 189
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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 wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in People Management, Marketing Communications, Strategic Marketing, and Advertising are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 16 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Client Interaction.

Pay Difference by Location

For Group Account Directors, New York provides a pay rate that is 11 percent greater than the national average. Group Account Directors will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+6 percent). Los Angeles is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 8 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

People Management
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Marketing Communications
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Strategic Marketing
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Account Management


National Average

Client Interaction
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.


62 %
38 %

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: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 5%