The average salary for an Account Executive in Atlanta, Georgia is $51,500.
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Job Description for Account Executive
An account executive usually holds a sales position, typically selling services and products to other businesses and individuals. Generally, the executive's company sets sales quotas that must be met to succeed in this position. The account executive may be provided with clients and/or carry out research and recruiting to gain prospective clients; some cold calling may be necessary. When prospective clients are identified, the executive must work to discover those potential clients' needs and ma…Read more
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.
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Popular Skills for Account Executive
Skills in Account Management, Account Sales, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Business Development 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 $41,151 based on 12 salaries. An early career Account Executive with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $47,646 based on 143 salaries. A mid-career Account Executive with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,518 based on 56 salaries. An experienced Account Executive with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $71,207 based on 50 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $86,325.
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Employees with Account Executive in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 21.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (8.8% more) and Seattle, Washington (6.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (2.2% less).
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