Senior Account Director Salary

Commissions form a big slice (just under a third) of total compensation for Senior Account Directors. The median income in this area hovers around $121K. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Senior Account Directors report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Women account for the majority of Senior Account Directors who responded to the questionnaire — 63 percent to be exact.

$66,054 - $151,452
$66K
$100K
$150K
MEDIAN: $102,537
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$66,054 - $151,452  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $47,667  
Profit Sharing
$3,500  
Commission
$12,880 - $77,566  
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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$69,290 - $173,332  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 119

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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.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Senior Account Directors. Although inexperienced employees take home approximately $63K, those who have five to 10 years under their belts benefit from a six-figure median of $119K. Senior Account Directors bring in $123K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $128K on average.

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Key Stats for Senior Account Director

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 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

Late-Career
▲6%

▲2%

National Average
$121,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼48%

Skills That Affect Senior Account Director Salaries

Business Strategy
▲35%

Strategic Planning
▲22%

Sales
▲20%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▲20%

National Average
$121,000

Business Development
▼3%



Project Management
▼25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

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: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 79%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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