Sales Account Executive Salary (United States)

A Sales Account Executive earns an average salary of $48,122 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 and Strategic Sales.
Sales Account Executive Total Pay (?
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$28,958 - $78,328
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $48,121
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Sales Account Executive Total Pay (?
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$9.39 - $23.85
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$28,958 - $78,328  
   
Bonus
$0.46 - $20,712  
Profit Sharing
$101.01 - $10,137  
Commission
$2,497 - $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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$31,841 - $98,335  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,524
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$9.39 - $23.85  
   
Overtime
$7.57 - $30.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.46 - $20,712  
   
Commission
$2,497 - $41,222  
Profit Sharing
$101.01 - $10,137  
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).
)
$31,841 - $98,335  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,524
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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 Difference By Location

San Francisco
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Boston
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Portland
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Houston
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Dallas
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Atlanta
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Philadelphia
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National Average
$56,000
Chicago
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Charlotte
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Denver
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Miami
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Pittsburgh
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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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National Average
$56,000
Account Management
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Marketing Communications
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Gender

Female
49%
female alumni
 
Male
51%
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: 85% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 14%
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