Sales Account Executive Salary

A Sales Account Executive earns an average salary of $48,889 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Technical Sales, Field Sales, and Strategic Sales.

$29,686 - $79,897
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$30K
$49K
$80K
MEDIAN: $48,889
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$9.83 - $22.74
(Median)
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$23
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$29,686 - $79,897  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,417  
Profit Sharing
$49.66 - $11,074  
Commission
$1,224 - $41,111  
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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$32,809 - $98,720  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,220
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$9.83 - $22.74  
   
Overtime
$-0.49 - $30.41  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,417  
   
Commission
$1,224 - $41,111  
Profit Sharing
$49.66 - $11,074  
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).
)
$32,809 - $98,720  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 78
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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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What is it like working as a Sales Account Executive?

Sales Account Executive in Houston:
"Challenging, yet extremely rewarding if you put in the work."
Pros: My role affords me a certain level of autonomy. I rarely have management over my head.
Cons: Small company, conservative leadership. Often times unable to compete nationally due to limited fleet.

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Experience Affects Sales Account Executive Salaries




National Average
$56,000


Skills That Affect Sales Account Executive Salaries







Sales Management
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Account Sales
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$56,000

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Marketing Communications
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 203 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 15%
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