An average Entry-Level Sales Account Executive can expect to take home roughly $43K annually. Final cash compensation to Entry-Level Sales Account Executives varies from around $31K to approximately $80K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $25K and $18K, respectively. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Most enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Men working as Entry-Level Sales Account Executives who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 55 percent. Though the majority of Entry-Level Sales Account Executives do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$30,167 - $68,679
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MEDIAN: $42,941
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$9.10 - $17.90
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$30,167 - $68,679  
   
Bonus
$515 - $25,236  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $17,879  
Commission
$2,445 - $40,314  
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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$30,934 - $80,434  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 344
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$9.10 - $17.90  
   
Overtime
$0.21 - $34.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$515 - $25,236  
   
Commission
$2,445 - $40,314  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $17,879  
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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$30,934 - $80,434  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 24

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,897

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Boston offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level Sales Account Executives, 51 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Sales Account Executives can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+48 percent), Seattle (+26 percent), Washington (+24 percent), and New York (+22 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Miami Entry-Level Sales Account Executives earning much less — 25 percent less — than the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Pittsburgh (23 percent lower) and Chicago (6 percent lower).

Key Stats for Sales Account Executive

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 42 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
21%
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Skills That Affect Sales Account Executive Salaries

Strategic Sales
up arrow 21%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 17%

Business Development
up arrow 15%

Technical Sales
up arrow 14%

Presentation
up arrow 13%


Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 2%

Sales Management
up arrow 2%

Field Sales
up arrow 1%

National Average
$49,000


Sales
up arrow 6%

Inside Sales
up arrow 8%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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