An Account Specialist earns an average salary of $39,833 per year. A skill in Customer Relationship Management (CRM) is associated with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Account Specialist Total Pay (?
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$29,527 - $56,189
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MEDIAN: $39,833
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Account Specialist Total Pay (?
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$11.14 - $21.05
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$29,527 - $56,189  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,001  
Profit Sharing
$150.00 - $4,180  
Commission
$0.00 - $15,000  
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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$26,772 - $54,879  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 755
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.14 - $21.05  
   
Overtime
$14.73 - $36.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,001  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $15,000  
Profit Sharing
$150.00 - $4,180  
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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$26,772 - $54,879  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 755
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Job Description for Account Specialist
The account specialist contacts potential customers, handles the needs of existing customers, and closes sales. Their main task is to provide support for the specific region to which they are assigned, contacting customers, creating price quotes, and accepting and processing new orders. Account specialists work directly with external customers on a daily basis and provide direct support to the sales department. Their day-to-day responsibilities vary, but typical tasks include seeking out and contacting potential customers, requesting and scheduling sample product orders, coordinating customer meetings, cold calling, generating sales leads, receiving new purchase orders, and reviewing orders. Account specialists must also develop new customer contacts and sales opportunities.
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Account Specialist Tasks
  • Resolves customer problems, recommends modifications to products/services, and coordinates sales negotiation between customers and organization.
  • Solicits and maintains contact with current and prospect key accounts.
  • Provides feedback on market to organizations for sales forecasting.
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Pay by Experience Level for Account Specialist
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
New York
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Chicago
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Boston
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Denver
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Houston
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Seattle
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Minneapolis
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Atlanta
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National Average
$37,000
Cincinnati
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Experience Affects Account Specialist Salaries

National Average
$37,000

Skills That Affect Account Specialist Salaries

Customer Service
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Microsoft Office
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National Average
$37,000
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 149 votes.
Gender
Female
73%
female alumni
 
Male
27%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 14%
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