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Business Account Executive Salary

A big portion of take-home pay for Business Account Executives — approximately one-half, in fact — arrives through commissions. This profession's median overall income is approximately $66K. 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. More than half of Business Account Executives (63 percent) survey respondents are men. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$33,693 - $79,027
MEDIAN: $46,069

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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.
$33,693 - $79,027  
$309.13 - $39,413  
Profit Sharing
$4,000 - $7,188  
$9,955 - $60,820  
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).
$39,431 - $102,561  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 135

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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 who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional 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 seem to negatively impact pay include Field Sales.

Pay by Experience Level for Business Account Executive

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

Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Business Account Executives — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. During the first five years of their careers, Business Account Executives see a median income of $58K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $64K. On average, Business Account Executives make $70K following one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $84K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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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

Field Sales
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.


37 %
63 %

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: 77% employee benefits None: 6%