Account Manager Salary (United States)

The average pay for an Account Manager is $49,545 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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$33,579 - $78,035
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MEDIAN: $49,544
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Account Manager Salary (?
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$11.46 - $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$33,579 - $78,035  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,404  
Profit Sharing
$489.79 - $9,972  
Commission
$0.00 - $34,586  
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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$32,851 - $86,553  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 11,831
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$11.46 - $24.00  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $2.36  
Overtime
$14.08 - $36.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,404  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $34,586  
Profit Sharing
$489.79 - $9,972  
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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$32,851 - $86,553  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,522
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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 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.
Account Manager in Houston:
"I Enjoy It Because It Is Similar To Running Your Own Business."
Pros: The freedom.
Cons: You do not know where you stand always. Especially being new with no formal sales training.
Account Manager in Richmond:
"Putting Out Fires."
Pros: Every day is different. Make my own schedule. Reliability. Stable.
Cons: Stressful. Uncontrollable.
Account Manager in Costa Mesa:
"Account Management."
Pros: Managing accounts for the world's largest distributors, direct marketers, telecommunications company's. Developing business processes and spearheading the adaptation of top tier business software (For example, Salesforce). Understanding every facet of the business and being a key asset that many people turn to for assistance, including executives.
Cons: Extremely high stress levels and an unreasonable workload for the pay structure. Lack of support roles to uplift and allow me to truly realize my potential.

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Experience Affects Account Manager Salaries

National Average
$51,000

Skills That Affect Account Manager Salaries

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 2886 votes.

Gender

Female
57%
female alumni
 
Male
43%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
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: 56% employee benefits None: 14%
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