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A person in an entry-level Account Director role with under one year of job experience can expect to make an average annual salary of $100,000. A Account Director candidate with 1-4 years of experience makes an average total salary of $109,250. A person in a mid-career Account Director role with 5-9 years of experience makes an average salary of $125,000 a year. Account Director with 10 or more years of experience make an average of $141,250. In their late career (over 20 years of experience), a person in a Account Director role’s annual salary averages $159,000 per year.
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While certifications are not required for every Account Director position, they can certainly increase your salary and lead to an easier recruitment process when applying to enterprises that favor candidates with additional certifications.
The current Bureau of Labor Statistics states the salary is $125,000 higher than the national average for Account Director positions.
Yes, there is strong potential for promotion — either with an additional educational degree or with continued years of experience. There are a multitude of other positions Account Director roles that can advance both internally and with another company.