Senior Account Director Salary
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.
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
- 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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