Median pay for Washington Account Executives lies in the neighborhood of $50K per year. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. Women make up a slight majority of Account Executives in Washington (55 percent) survey respondents. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$38,106 - $94,160
MEDIAN: $49,798

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$40,336 - $111,235  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 105

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About Washington, District of Columbia

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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...
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Pay by Experience Level for Account Executive

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

Washington Account Executives who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $49K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $64K. Account Executives in Washington, District of Columbia with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $87K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $111K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Account Executive Salaries

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National Average

Skills That Affect Account Executive Salaries

Strategic Sales
up arrow 19%

Sales Management
up arrow 18%

Account Sales
up arrow 15%

Business Development
up arrow 15%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 9%

Customer Service
up arrow 7%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 5%

Account Management
up arrow 4%

Customer Relations

National Average

Client Interaction
up arrow 1%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 12%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 14%

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 17%

Strategic Marketing
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

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


55 %
45 %

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: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 14%