Average Key Account Manager Salary

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The average salary for a Key Account Manager is $72,440.
MEDIAN $72,440
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$5k - $43k
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$46k - $125k

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Job Description for Key Account Manager

Key Account Manager Tasks
  • Liaison between sales and marketing, aiding the development of point of purchase material and marketing of current and new products.
  • Define and achieve sales goals, budgets and margin targets.
  • Submit monthly and quarterly sales recaps outlining the wins and losses.
  • Work directly with key accounts to ensure proper service levels are maintained, special projects are executed and promotional displays are implemented.
The top respondents for the job title Key Account Manager are from the companies C. H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., PepsiCo Inc and Republic National Distributing Company. Reported salaries are highest at Newell Rubbermaid Inc where the average pay is $83,335. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Red Bull Company Limited and Republic National Distributing Company, earning around $77,569 and $70,300, respectively. C. H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. pays the lowest at around $60,678. Glazer's Wholesales and Acosta Sales & Marketing Company, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $61,056 and $68,000, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Key Account Manager

Skills in Account Management, Business Development and Strategic Sales are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Account Sales and Customer Relationship Management (CRM).

Pay by Experience Level for Key Account Manager

An entry-level Key Account Manager with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $52,481 based on 129 salaries. An early career Key Account Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $61,900 based on 716 salaries. A mid-career Key Account Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $71,956 based on 668 salaries. An experienced Key Account Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $80,077 based on 639 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $88,590.
Employees with Key Account Manager in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 21.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (18.8% more) and Chicago, Illinois (13.2% more).

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