Channel Account Manager Salary

A big portion of take-home pay for Channel Account Managers — just under a third, in fact — arrives through commissions. This profession's median overall income is approximately $88K. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Male Channel Account Managers are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 66 percent of professionals. Most Channel Account Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$43,860 - $112,392

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$43,860 - $112,392  
$39.73 - $41,251  
Profit Sharing
$1,762 - $51,064  
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).
$46,372 - $143,833  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 157
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Job Description for Channel Account Manager

Channel account managers are responsible for maintaining strong relationships with clients for various businesses. Generally, these account managers must arrange situations which allow for colleagues within their businesses to meet and converse for the greater good of the company; be it selling a product or brainstorming ways to increase revenue, the channel account manager is responsible for overseeing this creation.


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Job skills reported by Channel Account Managers are limited. Those who have experience with Channel Sales, Customer Relationship Management, and Account Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Account Management and Customer Relationship Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Channel Account Manager

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

For many Channel Account Managers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $64K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $92K. Experienced professionals — those with 10 to 20 years in the field — see salaries in the six-figure territory, securing around $103K on average. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $125K on average.

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Experience Affects Channel Account Manager Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Channel Account Manager Salaries

Channel Sales
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National Average

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Account Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.


34 %
66 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 4%