The average salary for an Entry-Level Account Executive is $44,909 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Strategic Sales, Contract Negotiation, and Business Development.

$31,353 - $65,239
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MEDIAN: $44,908
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$10.37 - $23.67
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$31,353 - $65,239  
   
Bonus
$496.08 - $22,331  
Profit Sharing
$307.67 - $13,315  
Commission
$1,212 - $36,167  
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).
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$32,390 - $76,780  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 3,547
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$10.37 - $23.67  
   
Hourly Tips
$62.50  
Overtime
$15.42 - $40.94  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$496.08 - $22,331  
   
Commission
$1,212 - $36,167  
Profit Sharing
$307.67 - $13,315  
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).
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$32,390 - $76,780  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 246
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $47,825

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Account Executive Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Account Executive in Washington:
"Difficulty is Everywhere."
So much of the work place is beyond your control. It is difficult to stay upbeat and ethical-but you have to.

Account Executive in Seattle:
Soak up as much as you can, and spend extra time learning everything you can in order to be successful. Ask questions, and work hard!

Account Executive in Washington:
"The business side of advertising."
Learn the numbers. Budgets and how to manage budgets are a large part of the job.

Account Executive in Calgary:
"Career."
Only you are in charge of your career. No one else. Take the steps and be vocal because no one else will fight your fight for you.

Account Executive in Pasadena:
"Direct Writers can kill your spirit."
Excellent training company. Crooked corporate mentality. Poor rewards and micro management .

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Skills That Affect Account Executive Salaries






Account Management
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Client Interaction
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Customer Relations
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National Average
$48,000

Microsoft Excel
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Strategic Marketing
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Project Management
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Microsoft Office
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Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 490 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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