A substantial slice of final earnings for Senior Account Directors (just under one in three) arrives through commissions. Median overall income in this area is approximately $120K. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The majority of Senior Account Directors (61 percent) who took the survey are women. Work is enjoyable for Senior Account Directors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$67,265 - $153,997
$67K
$100K
$150K
MEDIAN: $102,267
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Salary
$67,265 - $153,997  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $47,166  
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
Commission
$12,880 - $67,871  
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).
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$72,553 - $176,619  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 121

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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

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

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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.


Senior Account Directors with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $63K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $119K. Senior Account Directors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $123K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $128K.

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Key Stats for Senior Account Director

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
50%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Senior Account Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 6%


National Average
$120,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 47%

Skills That Affect Senior Account Director Salaries

Business Strategy
up arrow 36%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 23%

Sales
up arrow 21%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 21%

National Average
$120,000

Client Interaction
up arrow 1%

Business Development
up arrow 2%


Project Management
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
50%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 79%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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