Account Executive in Washington, District of Columbia Salary

Total annual pay for Washington Account Executives is approximately $56K, and commissions account for a significant portion of this final number — roughly one in four on average. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 58 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,143 - $94,126
$39K
$50K
$94K
MEDIAN: $49,753
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$39,143 - $94,126  
   
Bonus
$511 - $25,056  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
Commission
$507 - $30,794  
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$40,336 - $106,518  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 105

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About Washington, District of Columbia

District of Columbia, District of Columbia
672,228
Male:
319,705 (47.6%)
Female:
352,523 (52.4%)
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as "Washington", "the District", or simply "D.C.", is the capital of the United States. The signing of the Residence Act on July 16, 1790, approved the creation of a capital district located along the Potomac River on the country's East Coast. The U.S. Constitution provided for a federal district under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Congress and the District is therefore not a part of any state. The states of Maryland and Virginia each donated land to form the federal district, which included the pre-existing settlements of Georgetown and Alexandria. Named in honor of President George Washington, the City of Washington was founded in 1791 to serve as the new national capital. In 1846, Congress returned the land originally ceded by Virginia; in 1871, it created a single municipal government for the remaining portion of the District. Washington had an estimated...
Washington:
$75,628
District of Columbia:
$75,628
$1,417
Washington:
$551,300
District of Columbia:
$551,300
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Pay by Experience Level for Account Executive

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


Account Executives in Washington with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $50K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $64K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $85K in this role. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $111K.

Key Stats for Account Executive

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Account Executive Salaries

Late-Career
▲96%

Experienced
▲51%

▲14%

National Average
$56,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Account Executive Salaries

Strategic Sales
▲33%

Business Development
▲22%

Account Sales
▲18%

Sales Management
▲17%

Contract Negotiation
▲10%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▲4%


Customer Relations
▲2%

Customer Service
▼0%

National Average
$56,000

Project Management
▼3%

Client Interaction
▼4%

Marketing Communications
▼10%

Social Media Marketing
▼13%

Strategic Marketing
▼13%

Media / Public Relations
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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