Average Account Executive Salary

$51,976
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$5,948
Bonus
$19,099
Commission
$4,094
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Account Executive is $51,976.
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$36k
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$52k
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$88k
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MEDIAN $51,976
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Salary
$36k - $88k
Bonus
$760 - $35k
Profit Sharing
$490 - $21k
Commission
$2k - $51k
Total Pay
$37k - $107k

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Job Description for Account Executive

Account Executive Tasks
  • Solicits and maintains contact with current and prospect key accounts.
  • Sell the organization's products and/or services to established customers or new prospects.
  • Track activity, prepare and maintain records for sales leads and account status.
  • Handle entire inside sales process from proposal to close; reach or exceed sales quotas.
  • Attend special training of products and/or services to understand technical aspects of solutions.
The top respondents for the job title Account Executive are from the companies Yelp! Inc., United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc. and Lockton Companies, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. where the average pay is $108,479. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Lockton Companies, Inc. and The Travelers Companies, Inc., earning around $92,253 and $77,580, respectively. Yelp! Inc. pays the lowest at around $39,000. Comcast Cable, Inc. and United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $47,858 and $57,416, respectively.

Career Paths

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Account Executive
Senior Account Executive
Account Manager
Marketing Manager
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Account Executive

Skills in Account Management, Account Sales, Business Development and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Client Interaction.

Pay by Experience Level for Account Executive

An entry-level Account Executive with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $41,188 based on 508 salaries. An early career Account Executive with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $48,383 based on 5,694 salaries. A mid-career Account Executive with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $58,929 based on 2,581 salaries. An experienced Account Executive with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $66,225 based on 2,185 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $71,664.
Employees with Account Executive in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 19.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (7.3% more) and Los Angeles, California (4.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (3.4% less), Atlanta, Georgia (1.8% less) and Dallas, Texas (1.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 12,161 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.2%
Early Career
46.8%
Mid Career
21.2%
Experienced
18.0%
Late Career
9.8%