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Business Account Executive Salary

Commissions comprise a big part of overall income for Business Account Executives. The median take-home amount in this area is around $65K, and on average, just under a half of that final number comes from commissions. Business Account Executives who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 64 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. 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.
$33,527 - $80,973
(Median)
$34K
$46K
$81K
MEDIAN: $46,493
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Salary
$33,527 - $80,973  
   
Bonus
$155.00 - $36,221  
Profit Sharing
$4,913 - $7,020  
Commission
$9,967 - $55,036  
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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$38,932 - $102,759  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 148
United States (change)

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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Pay by Experience Level for Business Account Executive

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


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. During the first five years of their careers, Business Account Executives see a median income of $57K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $62K. Business Account Executives with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $71K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $86K on average.

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Experience Affects Business Account Executive Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$65,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 8%