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Account Specialist Salary

An Account Specialist earns an average salary of $40,187 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.
$29,565 - $60,300
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MEDIAN: $40,186
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$11.30 - $21.61
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,565 - $60,300  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,847  
Profit Sharing
$350.00 - $4,580  
Commission
$0.00 - $24,747  
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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$26,987 - $57,240  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 405
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.30 - $21.61  
   
Overtime
$15.40 - $37.84  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,847  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $24,747  
Profit Sharing
$350.00 - $4,580  
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).
)
$26,987 - $57,240  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 294
United States (change)

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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Experience Affects Account Specialist Salaries




National Average
$38,000


Skills That Affect Account Specialist Salaries




Account Management
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National Average
$38,000

Customer Service
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Microsoft Office
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Accounts Payable
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 137 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 14%