Senior Account Executive Salary

A substantial slice of final earnings for Senior Account Executives (roughly two-fifths) arrives through commissions. Median overall income in this area is approximately $66K. Overall cash earnings for Senior Account Executives stretch from $45K on the lower end to $130K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $39K from bonuses and $15K from profit sharing. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the particular firm, followed by tenure and location. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Women Senior Account Executives who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$41,285 - $101,185

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$10.93 - $39.73

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,285 - $101,185  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $39,437  
Profit Sharing
$587 - $15,278  
Commission
$1,043 - $71,111  
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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$45,106 - $130,147  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,199
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$10.93 - $39.73  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $53.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $39,437  
   
Commission
$1,043 - $71,111  
Profit Sharing
$587 - $15,278  
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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$45,106 - $130,147  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 74
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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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Senior Account Executives may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as VP of Sales. The latter position pays an average of $141K annually. It is quite typical for Senior Account Executives to transition into roles as Account Directors or Account Supervisors, where reported median earnings are $29K and $1K higher per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Account Executive


Edelman Public Relations Worldwide, Weber Shandwick, The Travelers Companies, Inc., Windstream Communications, Inc., and Edelman Worldwide are among the top companies that take on many Senior Account Executives. The Travelers Companies, Inc. does shell out the biggest paychecks — the median in that office is $110K — but the company pay scale is greatly mixed, meaning that workers on the low end may earn only $83K while workers on the upper end may rake in up to $152K.

Salaries are easily beat at Weber Shandwick, where median pay comes to just $51K, the lowest in the field. What's more, with base pay starting at $45K and ending at $64K, range in salary is rather small.

Popular Skills for Senior Account Executive


Senior Account Executives report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Strategic Sales, Technical Sales, and Field Sales are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 56 percent, 55 percent, and 38 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Media / Public Relations, Social Media Marketing, and Marketing Communications. Most people experienced in 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.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Senior Account Executives. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $55K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $65K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $87K. Senior Account Executives who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $93K.

Pay Difference by Location


Houston offers some of the highest pay in the country for Senior Account Executives, 22 percent above the national average. Senior Account Executives will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+15 percent), San Francisco (+13 percent), Philadelphia (+9 percent), and Seattle (+7 percent). Austin is the lowest-paying area, 11 percent south of the national average. On the whole, employers pay 7 percent below the median salary for those in this field in Washington and Los Angeles.

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 403 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
28%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 9%
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