Senior Account Director Salary

Commissions form a big slice (slightly less than a third) of total compensation for Senior Account Directors. The median income in this area hovers around $119K. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. There are more female Senior Account Directors who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 61 percent. Most Senior Account Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$61,347 - $150,343
$61K
$100K
$150K
MEDIAN: $101,896
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Salary
$61,347 - $150,343  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $44,000  
Profit Sharing
$3,500  
Commission
$12,880 - $77,566  
Total Pay (?
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$64,361 - $171,416  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 115
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Job Description for Senior Account Director

A senior account director generally works in the marketing, sales, and advertising industry. They provides customer service and make sales pitches to customers, catering their pitches to customers' individual needs. The senior account director must build trust with existing customers and look for new clients, as well as manage and monitor customer accounts so that products and/or product pitches can be further personalized. Often, the senior account director must meet specific sales-related goals; they may earn commission.

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Senior Account Director Tasks

  • Oversee a team of account managers, setting priorities and mentoring for quality service.
  • Write reports, documents and presentations.
  • Track risks and concerns, updating strategy and mitigating problems.
  • Build the client base and maintain strong relationships with existing clients.

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Account Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $63K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $118K. Senior Account Directors bring in $124K after working for 10 to 20 years. For some reason, Senior Account Directors with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $117K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $119,381

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

With a pay rate for Senior Account Directors that is 35 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Senior Account Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Austin (+26 percent), Seattle (+25 percent), Los Angeles (+11 percent), and Washington (+8 percent).

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Key Stats for Senior Account Director

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
55%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Senior Account Director Salaries

▲4%

National Average
$119,000

▼1%

▼2%

Entry-Level
▼47%

Skills That Affect Senior Account Director Salaries

Business Strategy
▲37%

Strategic Planning
▲26%

Sales
▲22%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▲21%

National Average
$119,000



Business Development
▼12%

Project Management
▼39%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
55%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 77%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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