A Sales Account Executive earns an average salary of $49,530 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Technical Sales, Strategic Sales, Field Sales, Presentation, and Contract Negotiation.

$32,364 - $82,948
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$83K
MEDIAN: $49,530
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$9.64 - $27.77
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MEDIAN: $15.71
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$32,364 - $82,948  
   
Bonus
$977 - $30,596  
Profit Sharing
$99.33 - $18,121  
Commission
$3,931 - $46,333  
Total Pay (?
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$34,314 - $100,717  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 631
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$9.64 - $27.77  
   
Overtime
$10.00 - $43.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$977 - $30,596  
   
Commission
$3,931 - $46,333  
Profit Sharing
$99.33 - $18,121  
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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$34,314 - $100,717  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 35

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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

  • 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.
  • Research and understand market drivers and customer needs.
  • Represent the organization in trade shows, business associations, and local or national events.

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $56,954

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Sales Account Executive Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Sales Account Executive?

Sales Account Executive in Monterey:
"High stress, hard work, lots of patience."
Pros: Working with people on their projects. Solving issues creatively and traveling to meet customers and strengthen relationships.
Cons: Company makes many mistakes that slow my progress. Old ways of thinking. Want me on a strict schedule and accessible at all hours. Low pay.

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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Key Stats for Sales Account Executive

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 75 votes.
036
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Sales Account Executive Salaries




National Average
$57,000


Skills That Affect Sales Account Executive Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 75 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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