Account Executive Salary in Washington, District of Columbia

The median total income of Account Executives in Washington is around $50K, and for the average worker in this area, a good chunk of that (slightly less than a third, in fact) comes from commissions. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 58 percent. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$37,444 - $74,706
MEDIAN: $46,300

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$37,444 - $74,706  
$0.00 - $29,590  
Profit Sharing
$4,966 - $48,936  
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).
$38,776 - $88,453  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 147
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Experience Affects Salaries

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National Average

Skills That Affect Salaries

Sales Management
up arrow 39%

Account Sales
up arrow 20%

Business Development
up arrow 19%

Strategic Sales
up arrow 15%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 13%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 10%

Customer Service
up arrow 10%

Account Management
up arrow 7%

Customer Relations
up arrow 4%

Client Interaction
up arrow 3%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

National Average

Marketing Communications
up arrow 13%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 13%

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 15%

Strategic Marketing
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.


58 %
42 %

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: 89% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 8%