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 yearly pay. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Male Business Account Executives who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (68 percent) are men. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Most Business Account Executives report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,103 - $73,078
(Median)
$34K
$45K
$73K
MEDIAN: $44,729
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$34,103 - $73,078  
   
Bonus
$408.51 - $40,851  
Profit Sharing
$4,500  
Commission
$28,979 - $62,696  
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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$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.

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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.

Although Comcast Cable, Inc. hands out the lowest average salary in town at $65K, employee compensation still varies greatly; workers can make as little as $35K or as much as $93K.


Survey results show that Business Account Executives use a fair number of skills. Most notably, facility with Account Sales, Sales, and Account Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent, 11 percent, and 8 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Business Account Executive

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


Business Account Executives do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $57K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $67K. For Business Account Executives, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $70K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $76K.

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Experience Affects Business Account Executive Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$65,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Business Account Executive Salaries

Account Sales
up arrow 21%

Sales
up arrow 11%

Account Management
up arrow 8%

New Business Development
up arrow 5%

National Average
$65,000

Field Sales
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

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