Sales Account Executive Salary

A Sales Account Executive earns an average salary of $49,507 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.

$30,364 - $81,432
(Median)
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$50K
$81K
MEDIAN: $49,506
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$9.92 - $21.67
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$30,364 - $81,432  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $28,846  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $11,635  
Commission
$974 - $50,027  
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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$33,137 - $101,225  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,128
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$9.92 - $21.67  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $29.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $28,846  
   
Commission
$974 - $50,027  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $11,635  
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).
)
$33,137 - $101,225  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 72
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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

National Average: $56,792

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Sales Account Executive Reviews

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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Experience Affects Sales Account Executive Salaries




National Average
$57,000


Skills That Affect Sales Account Executive Salaries







Account Management
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Account Sales
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Sales Management
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National Average
$57,000

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Oral / Verbal Communication
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 131 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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