22SQUARED Freelance Account Director Salary in the United States

How much does an Freelance Account Director make at companies like 22SQUARED in the United States? The average salary for Freelance Account Director at companies like 22SQUARED in the United States is $198,143 as of January 26, 2024, but the range typically falls between $167,452 and $228,835. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities2


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What does an Freelance Account Director do at companies like 22SQUARED?


Account Management professionals at 22squared are savvy client and agency leaders who keep creativity and business stewardship in balance. As the ultimate relationship brokers, it’s our job to create partnerships internally and externally, stay three steps ahead and mine for opportunities that could benefit from creative problem-solving. We are diplomats, strategists and connectors who consistently facilitate the very best work, while ensuring long-term financial success.

The Account Director leads the team as the steward of people and business goals. They are responsible for managing the short- and long-term goals of the business and for the people who make it run.  


  • Have a deep understanding of Client business and structure and can articulate challenges and opportunities to Agency leadership
  • Are able to form trusted Client relationships
  • Provide high-level business/category context to arm the team with relevant knowledge to lead the work to success
  • Easily identify opportunities for incremental projects and assignments with the agency’s goals in mind, while still solving a Client problem
  • Understand how to creatively solve business challenges and champion work that will best deliver success
  • Consistently demonstrate an analytical mindset to ensure relevant measurement plans are in place and campaigns are performing against them
  • Willing to tactfully challenge the norms and have the tough conversations
  • Annual and/or project scope development, with proven ability to manage to scope
  • Identify resources needed to effectively execute the scope and can articulate rationale
  • Manage hours and financials of the Client business, understanding pacing and profitability 
  • Motivate and inspire high performance by modeling leadership
  • Are aware of the health of the team at all times and will advocate on their behalf
  • Delegate (not micromanage) and ensure team is supported and set up for success


  • Facility to navigate the push and pull of Client and Agency goals to find the balance and success for both
  • Deep working knowledge of all Agency disciplines 
  • Proven ability to develop cross-department partnerships for the benefit of the team and the work
  • Builder of compelling and high-quality presentation content that influences the audience and results in selling the agency’s recommendation
  • Confidence, authority and levelheaded decision making 
  • Willingness to share a point of view
  • Leader by example, giving credit for wins and taking accountability for missteps


  • Bachelor’s Degree (BA or BS) required
  • 10+ years of Agency experience
  • Proven history of exceptional performance in previous account management roles
  • Proven track record of developing high-performing talent 
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Average Total Cash Compensation

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The chart shows total cash compensation for the 22SQUARED Freelance Account Director in the United States, which includes base, and annual incentives can vary anywhere from $167,452 to $228,835 with an average total cash compensation of $198,143. Total compensation includes the value of any benefits received in addition to your salary and some of the benefits that are most commonly provided within a total compensation package including bonuses, commissions, paid time off, and Insurance. The total cash compensation may get paid differently by industry, location, and other factors.
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