Sales Account Executive Salary

A Sales Account Executive earns an average salary of $49,641 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Strategic Sales, Technical Sales, Presentation, Contract Negotiation, and Field Sales.

$33,823 - $85,862
$34K
$51K
$86K
MEDIAN: $51,057
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50%
90%

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$10.20 - $28.60
$10
$15
$29
MEDIAN: $15.49
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$0$109K
Salary $33,823 - $85,862
Bonus $1,011 - $39,045
Profit Sharing $0.86 - $20,273
Commission $4,808 - $50,095
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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$35,459 - $109,498
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 642
Hourly Data $0$50
Hourly Rate $10.20 - $28.60
Overtime $0.30 - $50.42
Annual Data $0$109K
Bonus $1,011 - $39,045
Commission $4,808 - $50,095
Profit Sharing $0.86 - $20,273
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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$35,459 - $109,498
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 31

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Job Description for Sales Account Executive

Sales account executives are responsible for maintaining and managing customer accounts. Their main goal is to solicit and acquire new business for a company. Depending on their company, sales account executives may focus either on generating new business or managing and retaining the existing customer base.

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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Sales Account Executive

Pay by Experience for a Sales Account Executive has a positive trend. An entry-level Sales Account Executive with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 345 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Sales 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 $65,000 based on 196 salaries. An experienced Sales Account Executive which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 164 salaries. A Sales 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 $77,000 based on 82 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $61,349

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Sales Account Executive Reviews

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

Sales Account Executive in Minneapolis:
Pros:
Cons: I really hate cold calling.

Sales Account Executive in Monterey:
"High stress, hard work, lots of patience."
Pros: Working with people on their projects. Solving issues creatively and traveling to meet customers and strengthen relationships.
Cons: Company makes many mistakes that slow my progress. Old ways of thinking. Want me on a strict schedule and accessible at all hours. Low pay.

Sales Account Executive in Houston:
"Challenging, yet extremely rewarding if you put in the work."
Pros: My role affords me a certain level of autonomy. I rarely have management over my head.
Cons: Small company, conservative leadership. Often times unable to compete nationally due to limited fleet.

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Key Stats for Sales Account Executive

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 98 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Sales Account Executive Salaries

▲26%

▲20%

▲6%

National Average
$61,000

▼20%

Skills That Affect Sales Account Executive Salaries




▲14%

▲13%

▲13%


Customer Relations
▲5%

National Average
$61,000




Oral / Verbal Communication
▼13%


▼22%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 98 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 13%
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