For Entry-Level Sales Account Executives, annual average wages total $42K per year. The final incomes of Entry-Level Sales Account Executives generally vary between $31K and $80K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses, profit sharing, and commissions as high as $26K, $50K, and $41K, respectively. Geography and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Though the majority of Entry-Level Sales Account Executives do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Men make up a slight majority of Entry-Level Sales Account Executives (56 percent) who responded to the survey. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,026 - $68,083
(Median)
$30K
$42K
$68K
MEDIAN: $42,389
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$9.10 - $17.90
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$14
$18
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$30,026 - $68,083  
   
Bonus
$600 - $25,556  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $49,665  
Commission
$2,392 - $40,918  
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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$31,345 - $79,562  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 343
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$9.10 - $17.90  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $34.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$600 - $25,556  
   
Commission
$2,392 - $40,918  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $49,665  
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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$31,345 - $79,562  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 24
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,604

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For those looking to make money, Entry-Level Sales Account Executives in Boston enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 49 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Sales Account Executives will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+49 percent), Seattle (+34 percent), Washington (+25 percent), and New York (+22 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Entry-Level Sales Account Executives in Miami earning a whopping 25 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Pittsburgh (23 percent less) and Chicago (2 percent less).

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Skills That Affect Sales Account Executive Salaries

Strategic Sales
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Contract Negotiation
up arrow 13%

Presentation
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Technical Sales
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Business Development
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Account Management
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 1%

Field Sales
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$49,000

Sales Management
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Sales
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Inside Sales
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Marketing Communications
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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