Account Specialist Salary

An Account Specialist earns an average salary of $44,091 per year. A skill in Sales is associated with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
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$31,645 - $63,145
$32K
$45K
$63K
MEDIAN: $45,132
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50%
90%

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$12.06 - $22.60
$12
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $16.22
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$0$63K
Salary $31,645 - $63,145
Bonus $310.94 - $9,962
Profit Sharing $150.00 - $7,500
Commission $-0.49 - $25,466
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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$28,197 - $62,408
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 394
Hourly Data $0$36
Hourly Rate $12.06 - $22.60
Overtime $17.21 - $36.77
Annual Data $0$62K
Bonus $310.94 - $9,962
Commission $-0.49 - $25,466
Profit Sharing $150.00 - $7,500
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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$28,197 - $62,408
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 309

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.

Common Career Paths for Account Specialist


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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

National Average: $40,931

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

Account Specialist Reviews

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

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.

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Key Stats for Account Specialist

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 136 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Account Specialist Salaries

▲13%

▲3%

▼0%

National Average
$41,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Account Specialist Salaries

Sales
▲28%




National Average
$41,000

Data Analysis
▼1%




Billing
▼9%



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 136 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 13%