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Account Manager Salary (United States)

The average pay for an Account Manager is $49,880 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Strategic Sales, Contract Negotiation, Sales Management, and Account Sales.
Account Manager Salary (?
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$33,824 - $78,468
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MEDIAN: $49,880
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Account Manager Salary (?
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$11.65 - $24.22
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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$33,824 - $78,468  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,657  
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $9,954  
Commission
$0.00 - $35,350  
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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$33,279 - $87,485  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 12,528
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$11.65 - $24.22  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.36  
Overtime
$14.29 - $36.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,657  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $35,350  
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $9,954  
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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$33,279 - $87,485  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,581
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Job Description for Account Manager

An Account Manager is a very important role for most companies. This position can encompass a wide range of duties and is best suited to a sociable outgoing personality. Communication skills are a must as well as a solid work ethic. This position may require a college degree and/or previous sales experience. Good organizational skills and computer skills are also essential to solid job performance. Some flexibility with hours and travel may be required depending on individual business needs.
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Account Manager Tasks
  • Develop new business opportunities with existing clients by promoting company products and services.
  • Improve customer satisfaction by improving responsiveness and anticipating customer needs.
  • Help on-board new clients and provide customer service to assigned customer accounts.

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Account Manager Reviews

What is it like working as an Account Manager?
Account Manager in Milwaukee:
Pros: Flexible hours, Faith in the product/service, Autonomy, focus on relationships (Business Development), company pays for memberships to multiple chamber groups, I get to work with people, yet still find time for myself. No micro-management.
Cons: Empty Authority to implement change, lack of management support, not enough paid time off,
Account Manager in New York:
"It's Been Great! Not Really Into Advertising Though."
Pros: The company - great music, great camaraderie, there's a beer cart. It's a great atmosphere.
Cons: I don't get proper guidance, I make a lot of mistakes, I'm not really into advertising but it pays the bills and there will always be a job.
Account Manager in Omaha:
Pros: I love the ability to work with clients on a varying degree of projects and tackling the hard jobs clients need the most help with.
Cons: I do a lot of budget/profitability/invoicing work that could be taken by a larger accounting department. As an account manager, we are often the scapegoat of anything negative and get blamed for many things that are not our fault.
Account Manager in Miami:
"Account Manager."
Pros: Interacting with people, traveling, diversity. Help develop other employees, supervise and improve quality of work.
Cons: The salary, working long hours, having to work on holiday and weekends.
Account Manager in Indianapolis:
"Exciting."
Pros: Meeting new people and solving their problems.
Cons: Being unable to solve customer issues.

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Experience Affects Account Manager Salaries

National Average
$51,000

Skills That Affect Account Manager Salaries

Account Management
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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$51,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 2841 votes.

Gender

Female
57%
female alumni
 
Male
43%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 14%