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Senior Account Executive Salary

Commissions comprise a big part of overall income for Senior Account Executives. The median take-home amount in this area is around $66K, and on average, more than two-fifths of that final number comes from commissions. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $54K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $64K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Senior Account Executives make a median salary of $89K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $96K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
$40,999 - $102,784
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MEDIAN: $60,142
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$10.52 - $39.34
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,999 - $102,784  
   
Bonus
$96.09 - $39,168  
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $15,184  
Commission
$2,027 - $76,961  
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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$44,510 - $133,104  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,194
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Hourly Rate
$10.52 - $39.34  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $47.32  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$96.09 - $39,168  
   
Commission
$2,027 - $76,961  
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $15,184  
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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$44,510 - $133,104  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 61
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Job Description for Senior Account Executive

Senior account executives are typically responsible for sales and marketing projects. They are expected to achieve sales targets by acquiring new clients or accounts, as well as identify opportunities for marketing to prospective clients. Senior account executives also develop proposals for new clients and oversee the process of establishing new contracts.

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Senior Account Executive Tasks

  • Lead account team to insure customer satisfaction.
  • Develop and implement sales plans for customer accounts.
  • Contact prospective customers to develop new business opportunities.
  • Research trends in the industry that impact your customer base.

Common Career Paths for Senior Account Executive


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For Senior Account Executives, career progression to a Marketing VP role may result in a considerable increase in compensation. On average, a Marketing VP, an upper-level role, can earn $148K annually. Senior Account Executives typically move into roles as Account Directors or Account Supervisors, and those positions pay $29K more and $1K more, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Senior Account Executive


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, facility with Strategic Sales, Technical Sales, and Field Sales are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 62 percent, 57 percent, and 46 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Media / Public Relations, Social Media Marketing, and Marketing Communications. Most people familiar with Account Management also know Business Development and Account Sales.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Account Executive

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location


For Senior Account Executives, busy Houston offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 18 percent above the national average. Senior Account Executives will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+16 percent), Philadelphia (+11 percent), San Francisco (+6 percent), and Portland (+6 percent). Austin ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 9 percent below the national average. Workers in Los Angeles and New York earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (6 percent less and 5 percent less, respectively).

Senior Account Executive Reviews

What is it like working as a Senior Account Executive?
Senior Account Executive in Charleston:
"Tough Work, Learn To Deal With Rejection."
Pros: I get to work big deals for a growing SaaS company. I make meaningful impact with a unique technology.
Cons: Lots of change, produce or lose your job. Be the best or other will be.

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Experience Affects Senior Account Executive Salaries



National Average
$66,000



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 520 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 8%