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Entry-Level Account Executive Salary

The average salary for an Entry-Level Account Executive is $42,404 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Strategic Sales and Business Development.

$30,085 - $61,354
(Median)
$30K
$42K
$61K
MEDIAN: $42,404
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$10.02 - $21.93
(Median)
$10
$15
$22
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$30,085 - $61,354  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,208  
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $10,323  
Commission
$408.51 - $33,015  
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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$31,093 - $70,376  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 4,058
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.02 - $21.93  
   
Overtime
$15.18 - $39.68  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,208  
   
Commission
$408.51 - $33,015  
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $10,323  
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).
)
$31,093 - $70,376  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 268

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Account Executive Advice

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

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.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Account Executive Salaries





Account Management
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Client Interaction
0%

Customer Relations
0%

Strategic Marketing
0%

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$45,000

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 3%

Customer Service
up arrow 4%



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 802 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 13%