Commissions form a big slice (just under one in three) of total compensation for Account Executives with Business Development skills. The median income in this area hovers around $63K. Cash earnings for Account Executives with Business Development skills — which occasionally include more than $33K from bonuses and more than $24K from profit sharing — stretch from around $39K to approximately $111K. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the company, though the particular city and years of experience have a (lesser) impact as well. Men working as Account Executives with Business Development skills who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 51 percent. Work is enjoyable for Account Executives with Business Development skills, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,037 - $92,934
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$93K
MEDIAN: $54,705
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$10.49 - $29.93
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$35,037 - $92,934  
   
Bonus
$992 - $33,040  
Profit Sharing
$613 - $23,834  
Commission
$3,045 - $47,513  
Total Pay (?
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$39,455 - $111,476  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,248
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$10.49 - $29.93  
   
Overtime
$17.87 - $44.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$992 - $33,040  
   
Commission
$3,045 - $47,513  
Profit Sharing
$613 - $23,834  
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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$39,455 - $111,476  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 60

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Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Account Executives with Business Development skills include Procter & Gamble Co, Yelp! Inc., The Travelers Companies, Inc., United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc., and Amazon.com Inc. Procter & Gamble Co offers the largest salaries in town — $100K on average.

Pay by Experience Level for Account Executive

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Account Executives with Business Development skills with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $57K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $68K on average — a distinctly larger sum. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $75K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $83K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $62,952

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Account Executives with Business Development skills, 44 percent above the national average. Account Executives with Business Development skills will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+31 percent), Houston (+24 percent), Seattle (+21 percent), and Portland (+16 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Denver, 7 percent below the national average.

Key Stats for Account Executive

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 202 votes.
039
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Account Executive Salaries




National Average
$63,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 202 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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