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.
|Salary||$60,979 - $150,689|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $47,166|
|Total Pay (||$64,052 - $174,339|
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
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
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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