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Business Account Executive Salary

Commissions form a big slice (slightly less than half) of total compensation for Business Account Executives. The median income in this area hovers around $66K. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. The majority of Business Account Executives (62 percent) who took the survey are men. For the most part, Business Account Executives enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$33,879 - $81,051
MEDIAN: $46,527

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National Salary 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.
$33,879 - $81,051  
$290.87 - $39,283  
Profit Sharing
$4,913 - $7,020  
$9,899 - $57,997  
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).
$39,566 - $102,174  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 141

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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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Business Account Executives usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, facility with Account Sales and Sales are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 20 percent and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Field Sales.

Pay by Experience Level for Business Account Executive

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

Business Account Executives with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Business Account Executives in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $58K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $62K. On average, Business Account Executives make $70K following one to two decades on the job. 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 $85K.

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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
up arrow 20%

up arrow 5%

National Average

Field Sales
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.


38 %
62 %

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: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 6%