Chicago Sales Account Managers take home approximately $62K per year on average. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Sales Account Managers in Chicago, Ill. who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 66 percent. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,848 - $104,292
MEDIAN: $62,163

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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 46

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About Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
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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...

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Pay by Experience Level for Account Manager Sales

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

The average beginner in this position makes around $57K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $81K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $85K in this role. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Sales Account Managers in Chicago, Ill. report making only $78K on average.

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Experience Affects Account Manager Sales Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Account Manager Sales Salaries

Strategic Sales
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Contract Negotiation
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Sales Management
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Business Development
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Account Sales
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Field Sales
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National Average

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Job Satisfaction

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


34 %
66 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 11%