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Sales Account Executive Salary (United States)

A Sales Account Executive earns an average salary of $48,228 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, Strategic Sales, Contract Negotiation, and Field Sales.
Sales Account Executive Salary (?
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$29,038 - $78,644
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $48,228
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Sales Account Executive Salary (?
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$9.57 - $24.11
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$29,038 - $78,644  
   
Bonus
$0.83 - $23,864  
Profit Sharing
$98.26 - $10,000  
Commission
$2,501 - $41,222  
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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$31,927 - $98,361  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,459
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$9.57 - $24.11  
   
Overtime
$7.71 - $30.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.83 - $23,864  
   
Commission
$2,501 - $41,222  
Profit Sharing
$98.26 - $10,000  
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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$31,927 - $98,361  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 91
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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

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

Pay Difference By Location

San Francisco
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Boston
up arrow 24%
Houston
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San Diego
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Dallas
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Atlanta
up arrow 4%
Philadelphia
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National Average
$56,000
Chicago
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Charlotte
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Phoenix
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Denver
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Miami
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Experience Affects Sales Account Executive Salaries

National Average
$56,000

Skills That Affect Sales Account Executive Salaries

Account Sales
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Account Management
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National Average
$56,000
up arrow 8%
Marketing Communications
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Job Satisfaction

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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
25%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 14%