Account Specialist Salary

Earnings for Account Specialists in the United States come in at around $45K annually on average. Total cash earnings of Account Specialists range from $28K on the low end to $61K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $10K and $7K, respectively. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the particular firm, though geography and tenure have a (lesser) impact as well. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Account Specialists making up 70 percent. Most enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and the greater part get vision benefits. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$31,544 - $62,301
$32K
$45K
$62K
MEDIAN: $44,877
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$12.01 - $22.84
$12
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MEDIAN: $16.18
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$0$62K
Salary $31,544 - $62,301
Bonus $302.01 - $9,711
Profit Sharing $248.32 - $7,047
Commission $0.00 - $15,660
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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$28,139 - $60,538
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 383
Hourly Data $0$36
Hourly Rate $12.01 - $22.84
Overtime $17.56 - $36.84
Annual Data $0$60K
Bonus $302.01 - $9,711
Commission $0.00 - $15,660
Profit Sharing $248.32 - $7,047
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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$28,139 - $60,538
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 289

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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.

Common Career Paths for Account Specialist


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Account Specialists who advance into the role of a Financial Analyst are fairly uncommon. Financial Analysts on average earn $55K per year. The most common career progression for Account Specialists leads to becoming an Account Manager, where average pay is $50K annually. However, many Account Specialists also opt to become Administrative Assistants. Typically, an Administrative Assistant brings home $31K.

Account Specialist Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Account Specialist


The NPD Group, Inc., R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, AON Inc, Fastenal Company, and AON Corporation are all popular places to work. R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company offers the largest salaries in town — $71K on average.

Popular Skills for Account Specialist


Survey takers working as Account Specialists report using a large range of professional skills. Fortunate workers who know Sales can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 28 percent above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and Billing. Skill sets containing Customer Service also tend to include Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office. Those proficient in Customer Relationship Management are, more often than not, also skilled in Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Account Specialist

Pay by Experience for an Account Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Account Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 419 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Account Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 159 salaries. An experienced Account Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 125 salaries. An Account Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 42 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,826

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Chicago is home to an above-average pay rate for Account Specialists, 30 percent higher than the national average. Account Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Philadelphia (+28 percent), Boston (+27 percent), San Diego (+25 percent), and Seattle (+18 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Portland, 13 percent below the national average. Louisville and Minneapolis are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 9 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively.

Account Specialist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Account Specialist?

Account Specialist in Boston:
"Project manager."
Pros: Different projects, collaboration, prioritizing.
Cons: Everything is high priority, has to get done today.

Account Specialist in Chicago:
"Corporate Culture."
Pros: Great direct manager with work support.
Cons: No company processes, always figuring stuff out for myself.

Account Specialist in Corpus Christi:
"The management."
Pros: The work and the time.
Cons: The pay, the stress.

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Key Stats for Account Specialist

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 129 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Account Specialist Salaries

▲14%

▲3%

▼0%

National Average
$41,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Account Specialist Salaries

Sales
▲28%




National Average
$41,000

Data Analysis
▼1%




Billing
▼9%



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 129 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 12%
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