An Account Specialist earns an average salary of $43,851 per year. A skill in Sales is associated with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
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$30,966 - $61,935
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$44K
$62K
MEDIAN: $43,851
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$11.82 - $21.28
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$30,966 - $61,935  
   
Bonus
$483.79 - $10,193  
Profit Sharing
$244.68 - $3,702  
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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$27,759 - $59,431  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 384
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.82 - $21.28  
   
Overtime
$15.52 - $36.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$483.79 - $10,193  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $14,681  
Profit Sharing
$244.68 - $3,702  
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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$27,759 - $59,431  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 296

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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

  • Provides feedback on market to organizations for sales forecasting.
  • Solicits and maintains contact with current and prospect key accounts.
  • Resolves customer problems, recommends modifications to products/services, and coordinates sales negotiation between customers and organization.

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $39,833

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Key Stats for Account Specialist

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 104 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Account Specialist Salaries




National Average
$40,000


Skills That Affect Account Specialist Salaries

Sales
up arrow 27%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 4%

Account Management
up arrow 3%

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

Customer Service Metrics
up arrow 1%

National Average
$40,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

Billing
up arrow 6%



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 104 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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