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Average Sales Account Executive Salary

$56,025
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$14,681
Bonus
$19,926
Commission
$4,848
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Sales Account Executive is $56,025.
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$35k
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$56k
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$91k
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$35k - $91k
Bonus
$2k - $47k
Profit Sharing
$608 - $13k
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$4k - $61k
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$38k - $122k
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What Do Sales Account Executives Do?

Sales Account Executive Tasks
  • Build relationships with new and established clients to drive sales and meet growth goals.
  • Collaborate with the sales and marketing team to present unified, concise product information.
  • Research and understand market drivers and customer needs.
  • Represent the organization in trade shows, business associations, and local or national events.

Job Satisfaction for Sales Account Executive

3.6 out of 5
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The top respondents for the job title Sales Account Executive are from the companies C. H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., Marriott International, Inc. and Comcast Cable, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at AT&T Inc. where the average pay is $72,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Marriott International, Inc. and United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc., earning around $65,000 and $60,000, respectively. Comcast Cable, Inc. pays the lowest at around $32,500. Cox Communications, Inc. and Konica Minolta Business Solutions, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $38,000 and $43,500, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Sales Account Executives?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Sales Account Executives?

An entry-level Sales Account Executive with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $41,821 based on 57 salaries. An early career Sales Account Executive with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,953 based on 340 salaries. A mid-career Sales Account Executive with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,001 based on 246 salaries. An experienced Sales Account Executive with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $63,430 based on 197 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $64,502.
Employees with Sales Account Executive in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 29.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Dallas, Texas (25.3% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (16.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (4.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 980 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.8%
Early Career
34.7%
Mid Career
25.1%
Experienced
20.1%
Late Career
14.3%

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