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Account Executive Salary with Business Development skills (United States)

Commissions comprise a big part of overall income for Account Executives with Business Development skills. The median take-home amount in this area is around $63K, and on average, just under one in three of that final number comes from commissions. In the world of Account Executives with Business Development skills, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $31K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $26K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $38K and $109K. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Account Executives with Business Development skills report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Men working as Account Executives with Business Development skills who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 55 percent. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Account Executive with Business Development skills Salary (?
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$32,504 - $85,769
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MEDIAN: $51,889
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Account Executive with Business Development skills Salary (?
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$10.21 - $27.10
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$32,504 - $85,769  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $30,932  
Profit Sharing
$795 - $25,760  
Commission
$2,250 - $44,994  
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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$37,539 - $108,834  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 994
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$10.21 - $27.10  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $41.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $30,932  
   
Commission
$2,250 - $44,994  
Profit Sharing
$795 - $25,760  
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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$37,539 - $108,834  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 30
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Pay by Experience Level for Account Executive with Business Development skills

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $52K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $69K. Account Executives with Business Development skills bring in $76K after working for 10 to 20 years. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $80K.

Pay Difference By Location

Dallas
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Portland
up arrow 15%
San Francisco
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Houston
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Boston
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Orlando
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National Average
$63,000
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Denver
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Charlotte
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Washington
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San Diego
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For Account Executives with Business Development skills, Dallas provides a pay rate that is 21 percent greater than the national average. Account Executives with Business Development skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Portland (+15 percent), Houston (+13 percent), San Francisco (+13 percent), and Boston (+11 percent). Falling short of the national average by 13 percent, the area with the worst salaries is San Diego. Workers in Washington and Charlotte earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (5 percent less and 4 percent less, respectively).
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Experience Affects Account Executive with Business Development skills Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$63,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 208 votes.

Gender

Female
45%
female alumni
 
Male
55%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 10%