Business Account Executive Salary

A large fraction of take-home pay for Business Account Executives comes from commissions — a little over a half on average, in fact. The median overall income in this field is approximately $65K. Career duration and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Business Account Executives report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Male Business Account Executives are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 65 percent of professionals. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$33,419 - $75,160

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$33,419 - $75,160  
$302.01 - $39,606  
Profit Sharing
$4,500 - $13,750  
$9,955 - $61,534  
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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).
$39,535 - $100,341  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 137
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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

Employees of Comcast Cable, Inc. can expect to make the least, with the company offering a median salary of $65K; however, pay is widely dispersed from top to bottom, ranging from $35K to $93K.

Business Account Executives who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Account Sales, Sales, Field Sales, and Account Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Account Management.

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. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $56K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $65K. For Business Account Executives, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $70K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $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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National Average

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Job Satisfaction

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


35 %
65 %

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%
vision benefits Vision: 78% employee benefits None: 7%