Account Executive in Washington, District of Columbia Salary

Commissions comprise a big part of overall income for Account Executives in Washington, District of Columbia. The median take-home amount in this area is around $52K, and on average, slightly less than a third of that final number comes from commissions. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 56 percent. Most Washington Account Executives are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$37,287 - $76,624
MEDIAN: $47,525

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$37,287 - $76,624  
$50.00 - $27,500  
Profit Sharing
$5,017 - $38,641  
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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).
$38,603 - $90,153  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 159
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Experience Affects Account Executive Salaries

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National Average

Skills That Affect Account Executive Salaries

Sales Management
up arrow 36%

Strategic Sales
up arrow 25%

Account Sales
up arrow 21%

Business Development
up arrow 16%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 12%

Account Management
up arrow 7%

Customer Service
up arrow 7%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 5%

Customer Relations
up arrow 2%

National Average

Client Interaction
up arrow 1%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 14%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 14%

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 16%

Strategic Marketing
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 31 votes.


56 %
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 9%