Commissions constitute a big slice (just over two-fifths on average) of overall compensation for Account Executives in Houston, and the median take-home for this group lies near $70K. Most Houston Account Executives like their work and job satisfaction is high. Women Account Executives in Houston, Texas who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Male Account Executives in Houston are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 50 percent of the field. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,622 - $99,232
MEDIAN: $63,142

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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 62

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About Houston, Texas

Harris County, Texas
1,149,686 (50.0%)
1,148,942 (50.0%)
Houston (/ˈhjuːstən/ HYOO-stən) is the most populous city in Texas and the fourth-most populous city in the United States, located in Southeast Texas near the Gulf of Mexico. With a census-estimated 2014 population of 2.239 million within a land area of 599.6 square miles (1,553 km2), it also is the largest city in the Southern United States, as well as the seat of Harris County. It is the principal city of Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land, which is the fifth-most populated metropolitan area in the United States. Houston was founded on August 28, 1836, near the banks of Buffalo Bayou (now known as Allen's Landing) and incorporated as a city on June 5, 1837. The city was named after former General Sam Houston, who was president of the Republic of Texas and had commanded and won at the Battle of San Jacinto 25 miles (40 km) east of where the city was established. The burgeoning port and railroad...

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Pay by Experience Level for Account Executive

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

Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $46K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $79K. Account Executives in Houston, Texas claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $86K. Houston Account Executives who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $80K.

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Experience Affects Account Executive Salaries

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National Average

Skills That Affect Account Executive Salaries

Strategic Sales
up arrow 40%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 37%

Customer Relations
up arrow 35%

Technical Sales
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Contract Negotiation
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Business Development
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Microsoft Excel
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National Average

Client Interaction
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Marketing Communications
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Customer Service
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Project Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.


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Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 18%