Senior Account Executive Salary

A large fraction of take-home pay for Senior Account Executives comes from commissions — just over two-fifths on average, in fact. The median overall income in this field is approximately $67K. Cash earnings for Senior Account Executives — including $42K in bonuses and $15K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $45K to $136K depending on individual performance. While years of experience and location impact pay for this group, the particular firm is the most influential factor. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Job satisfaction for Senior Account Executives is high. Women make up a slight majority of Senior Account Executives (58 percent) survey respondents. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$42,039 - $105,093
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MEDIAN: $61,934
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$11.49 - $40.50
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$42,039 - $105,093  
   
Bonus
$194.89 - $41,771  
Profit Sharing
$636 - $15,316  
Commission
$1,965 - $74,949  
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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$45,303 - $135,942  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,288
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$11.49 - $40.50  
   
Overtime
$5.70 - $73.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$194.89 - $41,771  
   
Commission
$1,965 - $74,949  
Profit Sharing
$636 - $15,316  
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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$45,303 - $135,942  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 83
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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.

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Senior Account Executives' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a VP of Sales. The average VP of Sales brings home $143K per year. An Account Director or an Account Supervisor is a typical transition from a Senior Account Executive role.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Account Executive


Edelman Public Relations Worldwide, Weber Shandwick, The Travelers Companies, Inc., Edelman Public Relations Company, and Edelman Worldwide are top-notch employers for Senior Account Executives in this area. The biggest paychecks can be found at CenturyLink — the median salary there is $115K. Other leaders in compensation levels are The Travelers Companies, Inc. at $111K, Windstream Communications, Inc. at $94K, and Edelman Worldwide, where Senior Account Executives annually earn $58K.

Not only do salaries lack room to grow — pay ranges from $45K to just $64K — but Weber Shandwick offers the lowest pay in town to boot, with a median paycheck of $51K. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Edelman Public Relations Company at $52K, Edelman Public Relations Worldwide at $52K, and Edelman Worldwide, where $58K is the norm.

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 54 percent, 53 percent, and 41 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Media / Public Relations, Social Media Marketing, and Marketing Communications. Most people skilled in Account Management are similarly competent in 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.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Senior Account Executives. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $56K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $65K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $91K in this role. Senior Account Executives who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $96K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $67,355

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Senior Account Executives will find that Denver offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 28 percent. Senior Account Executives can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+25 percent), Boston (+15 percent), San Francisco (+14 percent), and Philadelphia (+7 percent). In Austin, salaries are 11 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Washington and Los Angeles (7 percent lower).

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
$67,000



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 385 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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