$65,554
Avg. Salary
$19.70
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$6,079

Bonus

$3,955

Profit Sharing

$30,460

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Senior Account Executive is $19.70 per hour.

The average pay for a Senior Account Executive is $65,554 per year.

$11.25
10%
$19.70
50%
$39.73
90%
MEDIAN $19.70
$45k
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$66k
50%
$114k
90%
MEDIAN $65,554
$45,264 - $114,371
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MEDIAN: $65,554
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$0$149K
Salary $45,264 - $114,371
Bonus $706 - $48,802
Profit Sharing $507 - $24,577
Commission $5,003 - $94,112
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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$48,798 - $149,512
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,136
Hourly Data $0$73
Hourly Rate $11.25 - $39.73
Overtime $12.37 - $73.76
Annual Data $0$149K
Bonus $706 - $48,802
Commission $5,003 - $94,112
Profit Sharing $507 - $24,577
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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$48,798 - $149,512
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 88

Job Description for Senior Account Executive

Senior account executives are typically responsible for sales and marketing projects. They are expected to achieve sales targets by acquiring new clients or accounts, as well as identify opportunities for marketing to prospective clients. Senior account executives also develop proposals for new clients and oversee the process of establishing new contracts.

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Senior Account Executive Tasks
  • Contact prospective customers to develop new business opportunities.
  • Research trends in the industry that impact your customer base.
  • Lead account team to insure customer satisfaction.
  • Develop and implement sales plans for customer accounts.

Senior Account Executive Pay By Employer

$0$168K

Weber Shandwick
22 profiles
$53,493

$56,433

CenturyLink
10 profiles
$83,353

$108,522

$106,238

$53,062

$54,952

$54,326

Common Career Paths for Senior Account Executive


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Senior Account Executives' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Marketing VP. The average Marketing VP brings home $149K per year. As Senior Account Executives progress in their field, many go on to become Account Directors. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and pay for the position is usually $97K per year. Another common career choice for Senior Account Executives is to move into an Account Supervisor role. Typically, Account Supervisors get paid $68K.

Senior Account Executive Job Listings

Popular Skills for Senior Account Executive


Senior Account Executives seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, facility with Technical Sales, Strategic Sales, and Field Sales are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 45 percent, 37 percent, and 26 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Social Media Marketing, Media / Public Relations, and Marketing Communications. It is often found that people who know Account Management are also skilled in Business Development and Account Sales.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Account Executive

Pay by Experience for a Senior Account Executive has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Account Executive with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 580 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior 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 547 salaries. An experienced Senior Account Executive which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $87,000 based on 491 salaries. A Senior 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 $105,000 based on 258 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $71,857

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Senior Account Executives, 19 percent above the national average. Senior Account Executives can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Denver (+17 percent), Philadelphia (+8 percent), Boston (+4 percent), and Austin (+3 percent). Washington is the lowest-paying area, 15 percent south of the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Cleveland and Chicago (9 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

Senior Account Executive Advice

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

Senior Account Executive in Madison:
"Trust Yourself."
You're worth more than you realize. If you're ambitious, take initiative and you're confident, you can do just about anything.

Senior Account Executive in Troy:
"Troy Office."
Pros: Troy is a fairly easy and quick commute from my home. It's easy to run errands on my lunch hour with plenty of stores nearby.
Cons: Troy is very suburban. There are many good places to eat, but it's sorely lacking in the hustle and energy that downtown Detroit has.

Senior Account Executive in Seattle:
"Slower pace."
Pros: Life isn't as career-centric in Seattle as it is in other regions of the country. People in the workforce often recognize that there is much more to life than your career.
Cons: Fewer networking, career, and professional opportunities than some other regions.

Senior Account Executive in Lowell:
"That my position was more valued."
Be sure that your boss is as interested in your mission as other groups.

Senior Account Executive in New York:
"Stress Levels."
Pros: My boss as a career mentor.
Cons: Constant burn and churn nature of advertising on a quarterly basis.

Senior Account Executive in Providence:
"Make it easy for them to do business."
Surround yourself with the right people. Say no often. Set proper expectations. If you are right, Do. Not. Relent.

Senior Account Executive in Charleston:
"Tough Work, Learn To Deal With Rejection."
Pros: I get to work big deals for a growing SaaS company. I make meaningful impact with a unique technology.
Cons: Lots of change, produce or lose your job. Be the best or other will be.

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Key Stats for Senior Account Executive

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 569 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
17%

Experience Affects Senior Account Executive Salaries

▲46%

▲22%

National Average
$72,000

▼5%

▼18%

Skills That Affect Senior Account Executive Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 569 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 9%