Average Account Executive Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$50,464
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$5,129
Bonus
$19,807
Commission
$3,931
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The average salary for an Account Executive in Chicago, Illinois is $50,464.
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$38k
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$50k
90%
$86k
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Salary
$38k - $86k
Bonus
$590 - $31k
Profit Sharing
$786 - $10k
Commission
$5k - $52k
Total Pay
$38k - $106k

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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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Account Executive

The top respondents for the job title Account Executive are from the companies Yelp! Inc., Leo Burnett USA, Inc. and Marketing Werks, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at AON Inc where the average pay is $102,392. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Leo Burnett USA, Inc. and Edelman Worldwide, earning around $51,192 and $48,874, respectively. Yelp! Inc. pays the lowest at around $38,882. Groupon, Inc. and Marketing Werks, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $40,591 and $41,087, 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 $39,526 based on 31 salaries. An early career Account Executive with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $48,444 based on 301 salaries. A mid-career Account Executive with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $59,431 based on 121 salaries. An experienced Account Executive with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $78,042 based on 62 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $74,582.
Employees with Account Executive in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 25.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (11.5% more) and Los Angeles, California (10.5% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 550 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.6%
Early Career
54.7%
Mid Career
22.0%
Experienced
11.3%
Late Career
6.4%