Senior Account Director Salary

Senior Account Directors in the United States can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $103K) surpassing six figures annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Women make up the majority of Senior Account Directors (67 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. For the most part, Senior Account Directors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$60,979 - $150,689
$61K
$100K
$150K
MEDIAN: $102,660
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Salary
$60,979 - $150,689  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $47,166  
Profit Sharing
$3,500  
Commission
$30,521  
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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$64,052 - $174,339  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 112

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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

Pay by Experience for a Senior Account Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Account Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 13 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Account Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $118,000 based on 47 salaries. An experienced Senior Account Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $124,000 based on 78 salaries. A Senior Account Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $117,000 based on 22 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $118,488

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

Senior Account Directors will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 36 percent. Senior Account Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Austin (+27 percent), Seattle (+26 percent), Los Angeles (+12 percent), and Washington (+9 percent).

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Key Stats for Senior Account Director

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
56%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Senior Account Director Salaries

▲5%

▼0%

National Average
$118,000

▼1%

Entry-Level
▼47%

Skills That Affect Senior Account Director Salaries

Business Strategy
▲38%

Strategic Planning
▲27%

Sales
▲23%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▲22%

National Average
$118,000



Business Development
▼11%

Project Management
▼39%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
56%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 77%
no benefits
None: 10%
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