Senior Account Director Salary

A big portion of take-home pay for Senior Account Directors — more than two-fifths, in fact — arrives through commissions. This profession's median overall income is approximately $118K. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Senior Account Directors (67 percent) who took the survey are female. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$61,848 - $154,476
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MEDIAN: $104,546
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Salary $61,848 - $154,476
Bonus $970 - $39,453
Profit Sharing $2,500
Commission $10,067 - $79,463
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$65,940 - $175,675
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 109

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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: $117,867

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

Surpassing the national average by 36 percent, Senior Account Directors in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Senior Account Directors will also find cushy salaries in Austin (+27 percent), Seattle (+27 percent), Los Angeles (+12 percent), and Washington (+10 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 15 votes.
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
57%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Senior Account Director Salaries

▲5%

▼0%

▼0%

National Average
$118,000

Entry-Level
▼47%

Skills That Affect Senior Account Director Salaries

Business Strategy
▲39%

Strategic Planning
▲27%

Sales
▲23%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▲23%

National Average
$118,000



Business Development
▼11%

Project Management
▼39%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
57%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 10%
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