Business Account Executive Salary

On average, commissions constitute a fair portion (slightly more than half) of final income for Business Account Executives. That final number averages out to $65K across the industry. The specific employer and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The majority of Business Account Executives (69 percent) survey respondents are male. Most Business Account Executives report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,056 - $73,891
MEDIAN: $45,356

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$34,056 - $73,891  
$306.39 - $40,134  
Profit Sharing
$10,045 - $63,339  
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).
$39,264 - $100,253  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 148
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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

Charter Communications, Inc. offers the largest salaries in town — $87K on average.

Comcast Cable, Inc. offers the least money; the median income there is just $65K. The pay range is also pretty narrow, as compensation generally sits between $35K and $93K.

Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Account Sales, Sales, New Business Development, and Field Sales are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 17 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Account Management and Field Sales.

Pay by Experience Level for

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. The average beginner in this position makes around $57K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $65K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $70K. As Business Account Executives reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $76K.

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Experience Affects Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Salaries

Account Sales
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New Business Development
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National Average

Field Sales
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Account Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.


31 %
69 %

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: 93% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 77% employee benefits None: 7%