Business Account Executive Salary

For Business Account Executives, bonuses and commissions account for a significant portion of income and add up to just under nine in ten of their $69K yearly pay. The specific employer and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men make up the vast majority of Business Account Executives (80 percent) who took the survey. Almost all get medical and dental insurance, and a fair number get vision plans, too. Though the majority of Business Account Executives do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$34,566 - $65,436
$35K
$45K
$65K
MEDIAN: $44,512
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$0$88K
Salary $34,566 - $65,436
Bonus $4,949 - $53,262
Profit Sharing $2,000
Commission $21,852 - $46,219
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$40,081 - $88,030
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 48

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Job Description for Business Account Executive

Generally speaking, business account executives sell products and services to other companies. Many companies offer commission to these executives based on sales revenue, and there may also be sales goals to be achieved.

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Business Account Executive Tasks

  • Talk with prospective and current clients to identify needs and products that meet those needs.
  • Identify and reach out to new customer segments and groups.
  • Explain and obtain signatures on product contracts and service agreements.
  • Build strong customer service relationships with clear expectations.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Business Account Executive


Verizon Wireless offers the largest salaries in town ($75K on average), but the considerable range in workers' salaries creates a rather varied pay scale that stretches from $44K to $105K.

Pay by Experience Level for Business Account Executive

Pay by Experience for a Business Account Executive has a positive trend. An entry-level Business Account Executive with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 36 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Business Account Executive with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 18 salaries. An experienced Business Account Executive which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 19 salaries. A Business Account Executive with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 11 salaries.

Business Account Executive Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Business Account Executive?

Business Account Executive in Houston:
"Rolling Stone Life."
Pros: Meet a variety of clients in food service. Learn what it takes to get the food on your plate. Free samples of all authentic Japanese sauces and batter mixes. Fun environment with a diverse staff. Work with expats from Japan. Learn the in's and out's of sales. Learn how to plan you schedule. Company paid business trips and gas mileage reimbursements.
Cons: Very little guidance or training in sales for the inexperienced. Depending on the sales office's circumstances, may travel upward of 75%/month. Little versatility in product line to show customers. Commission rate very small and is dependent on last years sales performance.

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Key Stats for Business Account Executive

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
27%
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Experience Affects Business Account Executive Salaries

Late-Career
▲8%

Experienced
▲1%

National Average
$71,000

▼3%

▼29%

Skills That Affect Business Account Executive Salaries


Account Sales
▲5%

▲2%

Field Sales
▲1%

National Average
$71,000

New Business Development
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 98%
dental benefits
Dental: 93%
vision benefits
Vision: 86%
no benefits
None: 2%
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