An Account Executive earns an average salary of R179,223 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience. A skill in Customer Relationship Management (CRM) is associated with high pay for this job.

R87,599 - R581,486
MEDIAN: R179,222

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R87,599 - R581,486  
R-3.14 - R151,006  
Profit Sharing
R0.00 - R153,867  
R0.00 - R340,000  
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).
R87,915 - R604,177  
Country: South Africa | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 27 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 220
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Pay by Experience Level for Account Executive

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: R186,861

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What is it like working as an Account Executive?

Account Executive in Johannesburg:
"Life as a Media Accounts Executive."
Pros: Expect pressure, and not satisfactory reward. For greater returns, open your own business, and secure clients on your own, for your business. Media agencies are a good source of eduction, for any media entrepreneur want-to-be.
Cons: Expect to have your character tested.

Account Executive in Pretoria:
"Skills I Learned Through Account Management."
Pros: Account management. Client interaction. Client based.
Cons: Office based. Management and lack of support. Empty commitments.

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Experience Affects Account Executive Salaries

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Skills That Affect Account Executive Salaries

Client Interaction
up arrow 4%

Account Management
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National Average

Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.


60 %
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 42%
dental benefits
Dental: 4%
medical benefits
Vision: 5%
dental benefits
None: 58%