Account Executive in Washington, District of Columbia Salary

Commissions form a big slice (just under a third) of total compensation for Account Executives in Washington, District of Columbia. The median income in this area hovers around $55K. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Women make up a slight majority of Account Executives in Washington (58 percent) survey respondents. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$38,956 - $91,585
$39K
$49K
$92K
MEDIAN: $48,913
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$38,956 - $91,585  
   
Bonus
$504 - $25,342  
Profit Sharing
$6,250  
Commission
$507 - $30,794  
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$40,272 - $105,544  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 101

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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

Pay by Experience for an Account Executive has a positive trend. An entry-level Account Executive with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 70 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Account Executive with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 21 salaries. An experienced Account Executive which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 15 salaries. An Account Executive with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $111,000 based on 8 salaries.

Key Stats for Account Executive

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Account Executive Salaries

Late-Career
▲100%

Experienced
▲63%

▲18%

National Average
$55,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Account Executive Salaries

Strategic Sales
▲54%


▲18%

Contract Negotiation
▲10%

Customer Relations
▲7%

Customer Service
▲3%



Microsoft Office
▼0%

National Average
$55,000


Project Management
▼4%

Social Media Marketing
▼6%

Marketing Communications
▼7%

Strategic Marketing
▼11%

Media / Public Relations
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 76%
no benefits
None: 11%
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