The average salary for a Sales Account Executive is $52,935.
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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. Sales account executives must deliver sales pitches to potential clients through methods such as in-person communications, phone calls, and video conferencing. They must be able to develop …Read more
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.
Popular Employer Salaries for Sales Account Executive
The top respondents for the job title Sales Account Executive are from the companies C. H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., Comcast Cable, Inc. and Ricoh Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at Quest Diagnostics where the average pay is $77,166. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include United Parcel Service (UPS), Inc. and MSDSonline, earning around $54,258 and $45,000, respectively. Ricoh Corporation pays the lowest at around $32,047. Comcast Cable, Inc. and Marriott International, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $34,817 and $35,608, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Sales Account Executive
Skills in Account Sales, Account Management, 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).
Pay by Experience Level for Sales Account Executive
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 $40,409 based on 172 salaries. An early career Sales Account Executive with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,034 based on 508 salaries. A mid-career Sales Account Executive with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $58,678 based on 344 salaries. An experienced Sales Account Executive with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $63,058 based on 285 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $63,910.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Sales Account Executive in their job title in Dallas, Texas earn an average of 33.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (27.2% more) and New York, New York (24.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (7.4% less).
Years of Experience
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