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.
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|Salary||$61,347 - $150,343|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $44,000|
|Commission||$12,880 - $77,566|
|Total Pay (||$64,361 - $171,416|
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.Read More...
A senior account director generally works for companies that have products to be sold; however, many of these professionals work at marketing agencies to help clients build their brands. They typically work during regular business hours in an office setting, although alternative and/or additional hours may be needed depending on the employer.
A bachelor’s degree is usually the minimum educational requirement for this position. Extensive marketing experience is needed as well. Knowledge of basic computer programs is required, as the senior account director must communicate with - and keep track of - a large number of clients. This position may require leadership experience, as there may be subordinates at the junior- and entry-level directly under their supervision. Strong customer service skills are a must, as sales and revenue depend directly on the senior account director’s actions.
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.
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
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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