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Account Executive, Inside Sales Salary

Average Inside Sales Account Executives in the United States make around $43K annually. With bonuses occasionally running north of $15K, profit sharing proceeds sometimes surpassing $5K, and a few commissions as high as $30K, total income for Inside Sales Account Executives can range between $32K and $70K according to individual performance. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Inside Sales Account Executives making up 51 percent of survey respondents. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Inside Sales Account Executives. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$30,223 - $60,570
(Median)
$30K
$43K
$61K
MEDIAN: $43,401
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90%

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$11.27 - $23.23
(Median)
$11
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $16.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$30,223 - $60,570  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,439  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,000  
Commission
$1,203 - $29,799  
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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$31,884 - $69,504  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 528
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.27 - $23.23  
   
Overtime
$16.00 - $32.91  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,439  
   
Commission
$1,203 - $29,799  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,000  
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).
)
$31,884 - $69,504  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 115

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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

  • 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.
  • Handle entire inside sales process from proposal to close; reach or exceed sales quotas.
  • Solicits and maintains contact with current and prospect key accounts.
  • Track activity, prepare and maintain records for sales leads and account status.

Common Career Paths for Account Executive, Inside Sales


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At the upper end, Inside Sales Account Executives who move into a Senior Sales Executive role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Senior Sales Executives is a much higher $90K per year. Career advancement for the typical Inside Sales Account Executive often leads to becoming a Sales Account Manager or a Senior Account Executive; median salaries in these positions are $9K higher and $16K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Account Executive, Inside Sales


Inside Sales Account Executives report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Technical Sales, Inside Sales, Account Sales, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Customer Service. It is often found that people who know Customer Relationship Management are also skilled in 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.


The average beginner in this position makes around $44K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $50K. Inside Sales Account Executives with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $52K. Inside Sales Account Executives who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $49K.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 54 percent, Inside Sales Account Executives in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Inside Sales Account Executives can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+24 percent), Minneapolis (+17 percent), Boston (+13 percent), and Houston (+7 percent). Inside Sales Account Executives' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Inside Sales Account Executives in Phoenix bring in salaries that are 26 percent lower than the national average. Charlotte and Pittsburgh are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 24 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively.

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Experience Affects Account Executive, Inside Sales Salaries




National Average
$47,000


Skills That Affect Account Executive, Inside Sales Salaries

Technical Sales
up arrow 6%

Inside Sales
up arrow 2%

Account Sales
up arrow 2%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 1%

Account Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$47,000

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 117 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 15%
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