Earnings for Inside Sales Account Executives in the United States come in at around $44K per year on average. In the world of Inside Sales Account Executives, overall cash earnings stretch from $31K near the bottom to $74K near the top; these packages encompass bonuses that run close to $25K and profit sharing that can (albeit rarely) exceed $16K, along with commissions approaching $25K. Location and career length 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. Male Inside Sales Account Executives are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 53 percent of the field. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$30,505 - $63,857
$31K
$44K
$64K
MEDIAN: $43,879
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50%
90%

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$11.35 - $23.73
$11
$17
$24
MEDIAN: $17.08
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$30,505 - $63,857  
   
Bonus
$201.34 - $25,342  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $15,659  
Commission
$1,026 - $25,436  
Total Pay (?
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$31,211 - $74,069  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 298
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.35 - $23.73  
   
Overtime
$21.93 - $36.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$201.34 - $25,342  
   
Commission
$1,026 - $25,436  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $15,659  
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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$31,211 - $74,069  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 83

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Job Description for Account Executive, Inside Sales

An account executive for inside sales uses telecommunications and Internet technology to facilitate sales from existing accounts and generate new sales and accounts. The designation “inside” means that this person typically does not leave the office to perform these tasks. The main tools for these professionals include the telephone and computers (including email, teleconferencing software, the Internet, and other programs).

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Account Executive, Inside Sales Tasks

  • Solicits and maintains contact with current and prospect key accounts.
  • Track activity, prepare and maintain records for sales leads and account status.
  • Handle entire inside sales process from proposal to close; reach or exceed sales quotas.
  • Sell the organization's products and/or services to established customers or new prospects via the telephone or walk-in business.
  • Attend special training of products and/or services to understand technical aspects of solutions.

Common Career Paths for Account Executive, Inside Sales


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Inside Sales Account Executives may progress into high-paying roles like VP of Sales, where median compensation is $144K annually. Inside Sales Account Executives most often move into positions as Sales Account Managers or Senior Account Executives; those groups report median salaries that are $7K higher and $16K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Account Executive, Inside Sales


Survey results show that Inside Sales Account Executives use a fair number of skills. Most notably, facility with Salesforce and Technical Sales are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 36 percent and 11 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Office and Sales. Those familiar with Customer Relationship Management also tend to know Account Management and Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Account Executive, Inside Sales

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Inside Sales Account Executives, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $46K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $50K. Inside Sales Account Executives see a median salary of $51K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Inside Sales Account Executives who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $57K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,568

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

For Inside Sales Account Executives, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 63 percent above the national average. Inside Sales Account Executives will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+28 percent), Boston (+20 percent), San Jose (+18 percent), and New York (+18 percent). Inside Sales Account Executives in Phoenix earn salaries far below the national average by 28 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Workers in St. Louis and Pittsburgh earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (19 percent less and 13 percent less, respectively).

Account Executive, Inside Sales Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Account Executive, Inside Sales?

Account Executive, Inside Sales in Salt Lake City:
"Excellent work culture, challenging."
Pros: Challenging, self-growth, being able to contact potential customers.
Cons: Pay, too many phone calls, and hurdles on every deal.

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Key Stats for Account Executive, Inside Sales

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 49 votes.
037
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Account Executive, Inside Sales Salaries




National Average
$49,000


Skills That Affect Account Executive, Inside Sales Salaries

Salesforce
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Technical Sales
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National Average
$49,000

Sales
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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