The average salary for a Sales Account Executive is $46,948 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Sales Account Executive Total Pay (?
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$28,533 - $76,831
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MEDIAN: $46,948
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Sales Account Executive Total Pay (?
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$9.29 - $24.19
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$28,533 - $76,831  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,284  
Profit Sharing
$101.37 - $8,633  
Commission
$1,960 - $41,303  
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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$31,692 - $98,008  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,488
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$9.29 - $24.19  
   
Overtime
$7.50 - $29.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,284  
   
Commission
$1,960 - $41,303  
Profit Sharing
$101.37 - $8,633  
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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$31,692 - $98,008  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,488
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Job Description for Sales Account Executive
Sales account executives are responsible for maintaining and managing customer accounts. Their main goal is to solicit and acquire new business for a company. Depending on their company, sales account executives may focus either on generating new business or managing and retaining the existing customer base.
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Sales Account Executive Tasks
  • Research and understand market drivers and customer needs.
  • Represent the organization in trade shows, business associations, and local or national events.
  • Build relationships with new and established clients to drive sales and meet growth goals.
  • Collaborate with the sales and marketing team to present unified, concise product information.
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Pay by Experience Level for Sales Account Executive
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Pay Difference By Location
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Minneapolis
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Houston
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Dallas
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Cleveland
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Chicago
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National Average
$56,000
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Experience Affects Sales Account Executive Salaries

National Average
$56,000

Skills That Affect Sales Account Executive Salaries

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Gender
Female
48%
female alumni
 
Male
52%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
11%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 14%
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