Average Early-Career Account Executive with Strategic Sales Skills Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$44,678
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$6,000
Bonus
$29,277
Commission
$6,000
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Early-Career Account Executive with Strategic Sales skills in Chicago, Illinois is $44,678.
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$35k
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$45k
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$65k
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$35k - $65k
Bonus
$0 - $33k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $6k
Commission
$5k - $41k
Total Pay
$37k - $88k
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What Do Account Executives Do?

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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What Are Popular Skills for Account Executives?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Account Executives?

A mid-career Account Executive with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $65,000 based on 10 salaries. An experienced Account Executive with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $86,123 based on 7 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $76,302.
Employees with Account Executive in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 55.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (49.0% more) and New York, New York (45.3% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 22 survey responses.
Mid Career
45.5%
Experienced
31.8%
Late Career
22.7%