Account Executive Salary in Chicago, Illinois

The average salary for an Account Executive in Chicago, Illinois is $47,518 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Strategic Sales, Contract Negotiation, Sales Management, Business Development, and Account Sales. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$33,958 - $78,254
MEDIAN: $47,517

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$33,958 - $78,254  
$0.00 - $24,688  
Profit Sharing
$198.66 - $12,080  
$592 - $40,476  
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).
$35,405 - $95,799  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 350
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Experience Affects Salaries

National Average

Skills That Affect Salaries

Strategic Sales
up arrow 51%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 33%

Sales Management
up arrow 24%

Customer Relations
up arrow 12%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 11%

Account Management
up arrow 2%

National Average

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Client Interaction
up arrow 4%

Customer Service
up arrow 4%

Project Management
up arrow 4%

Strategic Marketing
up arrow 9%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 11%

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 38 votes.


58 %
42 %

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: 86% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 13%