The average pay for an Account Executive in Chicago, Illinois is $50,037 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Strategic Sales, Contract Negotiation, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Business Development, and Account Sales. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job.

$34,909 - $83,086
(Median)
$35K
$50K
$83K
MEDIAN: $50,037
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$34,909 - $83,086  
   
Bonus
$500 - $25,434  
Profit Sharing
$1,014 - $24,658  
Commission
$5,106 - $37,084  
Total Pay (?
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$36,414 - $102,305  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 261
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About Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
2,662,238
Male:
1,320,015 (48.5%)
Female:
1,400,541 (51.5%)
Chicago (/ʃᵻˈkɑːɡoʊ/ or /ʃᵻˈkɔːɡoʊ/), officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States, and the county seat of Cook County. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the U.S. Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation: O'Hare International Airport is the second-busiest airport in the world when measured by aircraft traffic; the region also has the largest number of U.S. highways and rail road freight. In 2012, Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research...
Chicago:
$50,702
Illinois:
$59,588
$985
Chicago:
$238,500
Illinois:
$180,300
6.3%

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Experience Affects Account Executive Salaries




National Average
$53,000


Skills That Affect Account Executive Salaries






Customer Service
up arrow 11%

Customer Relations
up arrow 7%

Strategic Marketing
up arrow 1%

Account Management
0%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$53,000

Client Interaction
up arrow 4%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 6%

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 14%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 16%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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