A Senior Account Executive in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $61,554 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Technical Sales, Field Sales, Strategic Sales, Account Sales, and Business Development.

$48,739 - $103,695
MEDIAN: $61,554

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$49,665 - $131,549  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 98
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Experience Affects Senior Account Executive Salaries

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National Average

Skills That Affect Senior Account Executive Salaries

Technical Sales
up arrow 80%

Field Sales
up arrow 72%

Strategic Sales
up arrow 71%

Account Sales
up arrow 58%

Business Development
up arrow 53%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 8%

Account Management
up arrow 2%

National Average

Strategic Marketing
up arrow 4%

up arrow 5%

Project Management
up arrow 7%

Client Interaction
up arrow 9%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 9%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 11%

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 14%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.


52 %
48 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 7%