Average Early-Career Account Executive Salary

$48,768
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,609
Bonus
$15,180
Commission
$3,402
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The average salary for an Early-Career Account Executive is $48,768.
10%
$35k
MEDIAN
$49k
90%
$69k
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Salary
$35k - $69k
Bonus
$502 - $30k
Profit Sharing
$488 - $24k
Commission
$2k - $41k
Total Pay
$36k - $85k

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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., Edelman Worldwide and Salesforce.com, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Procter & Gamble Co where the average pay is $95,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include The Travelers Companies, Inc. and Salesforce.com, Inc., earning around $75,380 and $63,871, respectively. Total Quality Logistics, Inc. pays the lowest at around $35,213. Yelp! Inc. and Edelman Public Relations Company also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $38,704 and $48,372, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Account Executive

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

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 $41,462 based on 490 salaries. A mid-career Account Executive with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $58,981 based on 2,605 salaries. An experienced Account Executive with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $66,899 based on 2,158 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $72,394.
Employees with Account Executive in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 23.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (9.1% more) and Seattle, Washington (4.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (2.9% less) and Chicago, Illinois (1.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 6,404 survey responses.
Entry Level
7.7%
Mid Career
40.7%
Experienced
33.7%
Late Career
18.0%