Account Director, Advertising Salary

Advertising Account Directors in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent approximately three in five of Advertising Account Directors. Salaries average out to around $88K per year and spread from $52K to $160K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. More than half of Advertising Account Directors (62 percent) survey participants are women. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$54,994 - $165,825
$55K
$90K
$170K
MEDIAN: $90,000
10%
50%
90%

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$0$165K
Salary $54,994 - $165,825
Bonus $990 - $29,087
Profit Sharing $6,400
Commission $17,500
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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$55,350 - $164,994
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 95

Job Description for Account Director, Advertising

An advertising account director serves as an intermediary between their organization's clients and the various departments involved in creating advertising products. The account director works to understand what is needed to create a successful advertising campaign for their client, conducting discussions with the client and research into the client’s competition. They help the client understand how the director's company can help them achieve success, and they may conduct some marketing, usually with the help of a marketing or sales department, to gain new accounts and exploring new markets.

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Account Director, Advertising Tasks

  • Develop and manage customer relationships in order to retain existing revenue and attain additional business.
  • Develop department budget.
  • Contact prospective customers by cold calling, premise visits, networking and customer appointments.
  • Approve project timeline and deliverables.
  • Develop sales in the designated target market by identifying new sales opportunities.

Common Career Paths for Account Director, Advertising


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Many Advertising Account Directors move into Marketing Director roles. Marketing Directors seem to make a little less than Advertising Account Directors as their salaries average out to $80K a year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Account Director, Advertising

Pay by Experience for an Account Director, Advertising has a positive trend. An entry-level Account Director, Advertising with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 23 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Account Director, Advertising with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 45 salaries. An experienced Account Director, Advertising which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $97,000 based on 50 salaries. An Account Director, Advertising with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $165,000 based on 13 salaries.

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Key Stats for Account Director, Advertising

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
53%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects Account Director, Advertising Salaries

Late-Career
▲77%

Experienced
▲4%

National Average
$93,000

Mid-Career
▼9%

Entry-Level
▼13%

Skills That Affect Account Director, Advertising Salaries

Account Management
▼0%

National Average
$93,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
53%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 13%