The average salary for an Entry-Level Account Executive is $45,003 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Strategic Sales, Business Development, Contract Negotiation, and Account Sales.

$31,560 - $65,286
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MEDIAN: $45,003
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$10.34 - $22.56
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MEDIAN: $15.03
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$31,560 - $65,286  
   
Bonus
$498.52 - $22,401  
Profit Sharing
$506 - $14,933  
Commission
$1,941 - $36,660  
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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$32,551 - $76,937  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 3,561
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$10.34 - $22.56  
   
Hourly Tips
$62.50  
Overtime
$15.48 - $40.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$498.52 - $22,401  
   
Commission
$1,941 - $36,660  
Profit Sharing
$506 - $14,933  
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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$32,551 - $76,937  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 260

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National Average: $48,189

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Account Executive Advice

Q: 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 .

Account Executive in Ontario:
"The company is process, not customer or sales-driven."
You need to realize that due to the evolving nature of this company's management, you'll encounter many situations where factors will come into play that will adversely effect your ability to succeed in your position and to maintain the level of income that you're accustomed to.

Account Executive in Boston:
"Amount Of Training Available To Learn To Succeed."
Find out if there is a set of instructions or personal assistance to learn all the little things that steal your time. Also, is there someone that will handle the small stuff so big projects can be worked on.

Key Stats for Account Executive

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 499 votes.
077
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
77%
5-9 years
15%
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Skills That Affect Account Executive Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 499 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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