Account Executive in Chicago, Illinois Salary

The average salary for an Account Executive in Chicago, Illinois is $47,975 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Strategic Sales, Contract Negotiation, Sales Management, Business Development, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM). Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$34,184 - $79,977
MEDIAN: $47,974

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$34,184 - $79,977  
$0.00 - $25,532  
Profit Sharing
$201.34 - $11,920  
$974 - $41,329  
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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).
$35,912 - $97,817  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 391
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Experience Affects Account Executive Salaries

National Average

Skills That Affect Account Executive Salaries

Sales Management
up arrow 29%

Customer Relations
up arrow 13%

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Project Management

National Average

Client Interaction
up arrow 4%

Strategic Marketing
up arrow 6%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 10%

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 46 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: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 11%