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Account Manager, Commercial Lines Salary

With just below three-fifths of Commercial Lines Account Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Commercial Lines Account Managers is $47K per year and can range from $34K on the lower end to $67K per year near the higher end. In the world of Commercial Lines Account Managers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $5K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $5K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $34K and $67K. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Commercial Lines Account Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women account for the majority of Commercial Lines Account Managers who took the survey — 89 percent to be exact. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and approximately one-fifth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by slightly more than half. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$34,256 - $66,036
(Median)
$34K
$47K
$66K
MEDIAN: $47,065
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$13.20 - $26.42
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$13
$19
$26
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$34,256 - $66,036  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,372  
Profit Sharing
$248.32 - $5,011  
Commission
$0.00 - $14,681  
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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$33,959 - $67,019  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,010
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.20 - $26.42  
   
Overtime
$6.15 - $40.10  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,372  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $14,681  
Profit Sharing
$248.32 - $5,011  
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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$33,959 - $67,019  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 159

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Job Description for Account Manager, Commercial Lines

An account manager for commercial lines performs tasks such as reviewing, maintaining, and creating client databases. This may include auditing, billing, and reviewing and updating shipping and sales policies with clients. A commercial lines account manager must stay up to date on systems technology, billing software, and company policy at all times. This is also a position that requires substantive interpersonal skills; an account manager must spend a regular portion of each month with clients (whether nationally or internationally) building rapport while representing the company. Account managers for commercial lines typically must have at least a high school diploma or equivalent, with added insurance experience a plus. Proficiency with Microsoft Office is required. People skills - including the ability to successfully negotiate contracts and develop clientele base - is an absolute necessity.

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Account Manager, Commercial Lines Tasks

  • Manage sales and customer service of existing accounts.
  • Process sales orders and provide service to customer accounts.
  • Develop new business sales leads.

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Popular Skills for Account Manager, Commercial Lines


Typical Commercial Lines Account Managers report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Account Management, Insurance, Customer Relations, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Customer Service and Customer Relations. For most people, competency in Customer Service indicates knowledge of Account Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Account Manager, Commercial Lines

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Commercial Lines Account Managers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. The average beginner in this position makes around $41K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $46K. Commercial Lines Account Managers see a median salary of $50K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Commercial Lines Account Managers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $52K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Commercial Lines Account Managers that is 47 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Commercial Lines Account Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+40 percent), Denver (+24 percent), Irvine (+24 percent), and Los Angeles (+22 percent). Grand Rapids ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 13 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Baltimore (8 percent lower) and Austin (6 percent lower).

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National Average
$47,000



Skills That Affect Account Manager, Commercial Lines Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 224 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 21%
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