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.
|Salary||$66,054 - $151,452|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $47,667|
|Commission||$12,880 - $77,566|
|Total Pay (||$69,290 - $173,332|
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.
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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