Account Specialist Salary (United States)

An Account Specialist earns an average salary of $39,834 per year. A skill in Customer Relationship Management (CRM) is associated with high pay for this job. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Account Specialist Total Pay (?
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$29,382 - $58,850
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MEDIAN: $39,834
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Account Specialist Total Pay (?
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$11.27 - $21.34
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$29,382 - $58,850  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,113  
Profit Sharing
$397.32 - $4,188  
Commission
$0.00 - $24,468  
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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$26,989 - $55,683  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 724
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.27 - $21.34  
   
Overtime
$15.22 - $36.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,113  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $24,468  
Profit Sharing
$397.32 - $4,188  
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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$26,989 - $55,683  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 724
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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 Difference By Location
Philadelphia
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New York
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Boston
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St. Paul
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Houston
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Denver
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Seattle
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Minneapolis
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Atlanta
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St. Louis
0%
National Average
$38,000
Cincinnati
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San Antonio
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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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Customer Service Metrics
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Customer Service
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Microsoft Office
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National Average
$38,000
Accounts Payable
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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
16%
20 years or more
8%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 14%
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