Business Account Executive Salary

For Business Account Executives, bonuses and commissions account for a significant portion of income and add up to just under nine-tenths of their $68K annual pay. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Nearly all receive medical and dental insurance and most get vision plans. The vast majority of Business Account Executives (80 percent) who took the survey are men. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$33,983 - $61,677
$34K
$45K
$62K
MEDIAN: $44,792
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Salary
$33,983 - $61,677  
   
Bonus
$3,497 - $57,404  
Profit Sharing
$11,000  
Commission
$23,500 - $60,000  
Total Pay (?
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$39,529 - $93,580  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 73

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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

  • 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.
  • Explain and obtain signatures on product contracts and service agreements.
  • Build strong customer service relationships with clear expectations.

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Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Charter Communications, Inc. offers the most; Business Account Executives earn $82K on average there.

Pay by Experience Level for Business Account Executive

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


For Business Account Executives, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $56K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $68K. Business Account Executives who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $71K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $76K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Key Stats for Business Account Executive

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
1%
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Experience Affects Business Account Executive Salaries

Late-Career
▲11%

Experienced
▲4%

Mid-Career
▼0%

National Average
$68,000

Entry-Level
▼18%

Skills That Affect Business Account Executive Salaries

Account Management
▲22%

Account Sales
▲8%

▲7%

Field Sales
▲5%

New Business Development
▼0%

National Average
$68,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 92%
vision benefits
Vision: 80%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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