$45,359
Avg. Salary
$16.91
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,987

Bonus

$1,215

Profit Sharing

$7,867

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Account Specialist is $16.91 per hour.

The average pay for an Account Specialist is $45,359 per year.

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$12.20
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$16.91
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$24.05
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MEDIAN $16.91
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$32k
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$65k
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MEDIAN $45,359
$31,782 - $65,064
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MEDIAN: $45,359
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$0$65K
Salary $31,782 - $65,064
Bonus $481 - $9,831
Profit Sharing $351 - $4,983
Commission $0.00 - $29,252
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$28,716 - $62,071
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 731
Hourly Data $0$34
Hourly Rate $12.20 - $24.05
Overtime $16.56 - $34.90
Annual Data $0$62K
Bonus $481 - $9,831
Commission $0.00 - $29,252
Profit Sharing $351 - $4,983
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$28,716 - $62,071
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 590

Job Description for Account Specialist

The account specialist contacts potential customers, handles the needs of existing customers, and closes sales. Their main task is to provide support for the specific region to which they are assigned, contacting customers, creating price quotes, and accepting and processing new orders. Account specialists work directly with external customers on a daily basis and provide direct support to the sales department. Their day-to-day responsibilities vary, but typical tasks include seeking out and contacting potential customers, requesting and scheduling sample product orders, coordinating customer meetings, cold calling, generating sales leads, receiving new purchase orders, and reviewing orders. Account specialists must also develop new customer contacts and sales opportunities.

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Account Specialist Tasks
  • Provides feedback on market to organizations for sales forecasting.
  • Solicits and maintains contact with current and prospect key accounts.
  • Resolves customer problems, recommends modifications to products/services, and coordinates sales negotiation between customers and organization.

Account Specialist Pay By Employer

$0$99K

Fastenal Company
14 profiles
$28,784

AON Inc
12 profiles
$52,359

AON Corporation
11 profiles
$54,475

$55,806

$42,500

Common Career Paths for Account Specialist


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Account Specialists who advance into the role of a Financial Analyst are fairly uncommon. Financial Analysts on average earn $55K per year. The most common career progression for Account Specialists leads to becoming an Account Manager, where average pay is $50K annually. However, many Account Specialists also opt to become Administrative Assistants. Typically, an Administrative Assistant brings home $31K.

Account Specialist Job Listings

Popular Skills for Account Specialist


Survey takers working as Account Specialists report using a large range of professional skills. Fortunate workers who know Sales can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 28 percent above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and Billing. Skill sets containing Customer Service also tend to include Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office. Those proficient in Customer Relationship Management are, more often than not, also skilled in Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Account Specialist

Pay by Experience for an Account Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Account Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 419 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Account Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 159 salaries. An experienced Account Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 125 salaries. An Account Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 42 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

28%

25%

23%

-2%

National Average: $41,431

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Chicago is home to an above-average pay rate for Account Specialists, 30 percent higher than the national average. Account Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Philadelphia (+28 percent), Boston (+27 percent), San Diego (+25 percent), and Seattle (+18 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Portland, 13 percent below the national average. Louisville and Minneapolis are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 9 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively.

Account Specialist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Account Specialist?

Account Specialist in Canonsburg:
"Canonsburg."
Pros: Canonsburg is not far from my house, and it is not heading towards Pittsburgh.
Cons: There are only a few exits from Southpointe, so traffic backs up trying to leave during rush hour.

Account Specialist in Huntington Station:
"Great job."
Pros: interaction with customers
Cons: down time

Account Specialist in Waco:
"Accounting salary."
Pros: Less traffic less commute.
Cons: Lower pay and less options.

Account Specialist in Redmond:
Pros: Good amenities close to banks, restaurants and shopping.
Cons: Terrible traffic, toll lanes on interstate.

Account Specialist in Boston:
"Project manager."
Pros: Different projects, collaboration, prioritizing.
Cons: Everything is high priority, has to get done today.

Account Specialist in Chicago:
"Corporate Culture."
Pros: Great direct manager with work support.
Cons: No company processes, always figuring stuff out for myself.

Account Specialist in Corpus Christi:
"The management."
Pros: The work and the time.
Cons: The pay, the stress.

Related Job Salaries

Key Stats for Account Specialist

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 264 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Account Specialist Salaries

▲12%

▲2%

National Average
$41,000

▼1%

▼5%

Skills That Affect Account Specialist Salaries

Sales
▲27%



National Average
$41,000


Data Analysis
▼3%




Billing
▼10%



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 264 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 14%