Account Executive Salary in Washington, District of Columbia

A substantial slice of final earnings for Account Executives in Washington, District of Columbia (just under a third) arrives through commissions. Median overall income in this area is approximately $49K. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Women make up a slight majority of Account Executives in Washington (59 percent) survey respondents. Most Washington Account Executives are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$37,131 - $71,778
MEDIAN: $46,120

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$37,131 - $71,778  
$-0.49 - $29,361  
$4,966 - $50,335  
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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).
$38,318 - $80,391  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 145
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Experience Affects Account Executive in Washington, District of Columbia Salaries

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National Average

Skills That Affect Account Executive in Washington, District of Columbia Salaries

Sales Management
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Business Development
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Account Sales
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Strategic Sales
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Contract Negotiation
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Account Management
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Project Management
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Customer Relations
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Client Interaction
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National Average

Marketing Communications
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Social Media Marketing
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Media / Public Relations
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Strategic Marketing
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.


59 %
41 %

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: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 8%