Business Account Executive Salary

For Business Account Executives, bonuses and commissions account for a significant portion of income and add up to between two-thirds and three-fourths of their $65K annual pay. The specific employer and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Business Account Executives enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Male Business Account Executives who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (68 percent) are men. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$34,103 - $73,078
MEDIAN: $44,729

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$34,103 - $73,078  
$408.51 - $40,851  
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$28,979 - $62,696  
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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).
$39,164 - $99,247  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 139
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Job Description for Business Account Executive

Generally speaking, business account executives sell products and services to other companies. Many companies offer commission to these executives based on sales revenue, and there may also be sales goals to be achieved.


Business Account Executive Tasks

  • Explain and obtain signatures on product contracts and service agreements.
  • Build strong customer service relationships with clear expectations.
  • Talk with prospective and current clients to identify needs and products that meet those needs.
  • Identify and reach out to new customer segments and groups.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Business Account Executive

Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Charter Communications, Inc. offers the most; Business Account Executives earn $87K on average there.

Comcast Cable, Inc. reports the lowest median salary in the area (it's only $65K) but some workers make up to $93K, indicating a rather large gap in employee earnings.

Pay by Experience Level for Business Account Executive

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

For Business Account Executives, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $57K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $67K. Business Account Executives see a median salary of $70K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $76K.

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Experience Affects Business Account Executive Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Business Account Executive Salaries

Account Sales
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Account Management
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New Business Development
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National Average

Field Sales
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.


32 %
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
medical benefits
Vision: 78%
dental benefits
None: 7%