Account Executive, Inside Sales Salary

For Inside Sales Account Executives, yearly average wages total $44K annually. Individual bonuses, profit sharing and commission for Inside Sales Account Executives — as high as $18K, $7K and $30K, respectively — each contribute to the degree of variation within overall compensation, ranging from $32K to $70K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Male Inside Sales Account Executives are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 51 percent of the field. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Inside Sales Account Executives. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$30,424 - $61,154
(Median)
$30K
$44K
$61K
MEDIAN: $44,014
10%
50%
90%

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$11.70 - $22.31
(Median)
$12
$16
$22
MEDIAN: $16.00
10%
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
$30,424 - $61,154  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,060  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,953  
Commission
$1,788 - $29,633  
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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$32,363 - $70,273  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 494
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
$11.70 - $22.31  
   
Overtime
$16.31 - $31.81  
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 - $18,060  
   
Commission
$1,788 - $29,633  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,953  
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).
)
$32,363 - $70,273  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 110
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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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For Inside Sales Account Executives, progressing to a Senior Sales Executive role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Senior Sales Executive can earn $89K annually. Typical career progression for an Inside Sales Account Executive involves becoming a Sales Account Manager or a Senior Account Executive, roles that pay $8K more and $16K more on average.

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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, skills in Technical Sales, Inside Sales, Customer Relationship Management, and Account Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Customer Service. For most people, competency in Customer Relationship Management indicates knowledge of 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.


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $44K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $51K. Inside Sales Account Executives claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $51K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $50K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Inside Sales Account Executives, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 53 percent greater than the national average. Inside Sales Account Executives can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+48 percent), Seattle (+23 percent), Boston (+23 percent), and Atlanta (+18 percent). Inside Sales Account Executives in Phoenix make 27 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Employers pay around 25 percent less in Charlotte and 10 percent less in Pittsburgh, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Account Executive, Inside Sales Salaries




National Average
$48,000


Skills That Affect Account Executive, Inside Sales Salaries

Technical Sales
up arrow 6%

Inside Sales
up arrow 1%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
0%

Account Management
0%

National Average
$48,000

Account Sales
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 101 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 14%
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