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Working As An Account Executive

  • $66,000

    Average Salary

What Does An Account Executive Do

Account Executives are responsible for looking after the company's client as well as keeping the company-client relationships at a high standard. Their goal is to increase the amount of business a company does with those clients.

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Account Executive Career Paths

Account Executive
Account Manager Account Director
Group Account Director
10 Yearsyrs
Sales Manager Director Of Sales
Regional Sales Vice President
11 Yearsyrs
Account Manager National Account Manager
Senior National Account Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Sales Manager Regional Sales Manager National Sales Manager
Local Sales Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Account Manager Sales Account Manager
Senior Account Sales Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Sales Manager Regional Sales Manager Director Of Sales
Director Of Enterprise Sales
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Account Executive Account Director
Global Account Director
12 Yearsyrs
Assistant Manager Store Manager Sales Account Manager
Regional Account Sales Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Regional Account Executive National Account Executive
Senior National Account Executive
7 Yearsyrs
Regional Sales Manager Channel Manager/Sales Manager
Channel Account Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Marketing Consultant Advertising Account Executive
Advertising Sales Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Account Manager Manager, Account Executive
Senior Executive Account Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Store Manager District Sales Manager Regional Sales Director
Channel Sales Director
10 Yearsyrs
Business Developer Business Development Executive
Business Development & Sales Executive
9 Yearsyrs
Business Development Executive Enterprise Account Executive
Enterprise Sales Executive
10 Yearsyrs
Store Manager District Sales Manager Senior Sales Manager
Executive Sales Manager
6 Yearsyrs
District Sales Manager Regional Sales And Marketing Manager
West Coast Sales Manager
8 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Account Executive 3.0 years
Business Developer 2.6 years
Top Careers Before Account Executive
Internship 5.7%
Manager 4.1%
Owner 2.9%
Top Careers After Account Executive
Owner 4.8%
Consultant 3.4%
Manager 3.3%

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Account Executive Demographics

Gender

Male

51.4%

Female

39.5%

Unknown

9.1%
Ethnicity

White

61.7%

Hispanic or Latino

16.1%

Black or African American

11.2%

Asian

7.3%

Unknown

3.8%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

53.6%

French

10.3%

Portuguese

4.6%

Italian

4.1%

Mandarin

4.1%

Chinese

4.1%

German

3.6%

Japanese

2.4%

Arabic

2.0%

Russian

2.0%

Korean

1.7%

Cantonese

1.4%

Hindi

1.3%

Carrier

1.2%

Urdu

0.8%

Hebrew

0.7%

Vietnamese

0.6%

Greek

0.6%

Polish

0.5%

Dutch

0.4%
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Account Executive Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

18.4%

Michigan State University

6.7%

Arizona State University

6.3%

Pennsylvania State University

5.3%

Florida State University

5.1%

New York University

4.8%

Ohio State University

4.4%

University of Texas at Austin

4.3%

Temple University

4.3%

University of Georgia

4.0%

University of Alabama

4.0%

University of Florida

3.9%

San Diego State University

3.7%

Northeastern University

3.7%

University of Arizona

3.7%

University of Central Florida

3.6%

Indiana University Bloomington

3.6%

West Virginia University

3.5%

Western Michigan University

3.5%

University of Kansas

3.4%
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Majors

Business

32.9%

Marketing

13.4%

Communication

10.3%

Management

5.1%

Psychology

4.1%

Finance

4.1%

Public Relations

3.3%

Political Science

3.2%

Accounting

2.6%

Journalism

2.5%

English

2.4%

Economics

2.2%

Kinesiology

2.0%

Education

1.9%

Advertising

1.9%

Liberal Arts

1.8%

Criminal Justice

1.7%

General Sales

1.6%

Sociology

1.5%

Specialized Sales And Merchandising

1.5%
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Degrees

Bachelors

58.1%

Other

17.3%

Masters

13.9%

Associate

6.2%

Certificate

2.5%

Doctorate

0.8%

Diploma

0.7%

License

0.5%
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Average Yearly Salary
$66,000
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$36,000
Min 10%
$66,000
Median 50%
$66,000
Median 50%
$66,000
Median 50%
$66,000
Median 50%
$66,000
Median 50%
$66,000
Median 50%
$66,000
Median 50%
$119,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Diplomat
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
Washington
Avg Experience Level
2.9 years
How much does an Account Executive make at top companies?
The national average salary for an Account Executive in the United States is $66,130 per year or $32 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $36,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $119,000.

Real Account Executive Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Account Executive AIG Global Services, Inc. New York, NY Aug 31, 2015 $280,000
Account Executive SG Americas Securities, LLC New York, NY Mar 29, 2016 $250,000
Account Executive SG Americas Securities, LLC New York, NY Jan 26, 2015 $250,000
Account Executive-Reinsurance, Latin America & Caribbean JLT Re (North America), Inc. Miami, FL Oct 01, 2015 $237,000
Account Executive (General Business-Strategic Accounts) Salesforce.com, Inc. Wake Forest, NC Aug 15, 2015 $225,000
Account Executive (General Business-Strategic Accounts) Salesforce.com San Francisco, CA Sep 11, 2015 $225,000
Account Executive (General Business-Strategic Accounts) Salesforce.com San Francisco, CA Feb 13, 2015 $225,000
Application Services Sales Executive Accenture LLP San Jose, CA Jun 03, 2015 $215,000
Sales Director & Account Executive-BW and Standard Products Comau LLC Southfield, MI Jun 16, 2016 $200,000 -
$250,000
Account Executive Accenture LLP Boston, MA Dec 29, 2015 $175,000
Account Executive Accenture LLP Pittsburgh, PA Dec 29, 2015 $175,000
Account Executive Microsoft Corporation San Francisco, CA Apr 15, 2015 $170,200
Account Executive Microsoft Corporation San Francisco, CA Apr 21, 2015 $170,200
Application Services Account Executive Accenture LLP Florham Park, NJ Jan 12, 2015 $170,000
Account Executive Ulink Technology, Inc. Santa Clara, CA Mar 03, 2016 $84,573
Account Executive Microsoft Corporation Tampa, FL Dec 29, 2015 $83,500
Account Executive (Operational Risk Analyst) Atlas Insurance Management, LLC Charlotte, NC Sep 28, 2016 $83,200
Sales-Account Executive Salesforce.com, Inc. Chicago, IL Aug 15, 2015 $83,000
Account Executive Ermenegildo Zegna Corporation New York, NY Nov 28, 2016 $82,000
Account Executive Kargo Global, Inc. New York, NY Apr 01, 2016 $81,000
Account Executive-Sales Persistent Systems, Inc. Santa Clara, CA Sep 07, 2016 $80,475 -
$105,000
Account Executive Aptean, Inc. Santa Monica, CA Jan 10, 2016 $54,974 -
$72,779
Bilingual Account Executive Beauty Plus Trading Co., Inc. Moonachie, NJ May 13, 2016 $54,954
Account Executive Alison Mazzola Communications Inc. New York, NY Jan 05, 2016 $54,954
Financial Account Executive New York Water Management Inc. New York, NY Sep 01, 2015 $54,763
Sales Executive Hypertech Computers Overland Park, KS Sep 18, 2015 $54,683
Bilingual Account Executive Beshe LLC. Moonachie, NJ Sep 24, 2015 $54,642
Account Executive Oxeon LLC New York, NY Aug 23, 2015 $54,000

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Top Skills for An Account Executive

  1. Product Knowledge
  2. New Clients
  3. Sales Territory
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  • Trained clients through product knowledge leading to improved productivity and overall satisfaction.
  • Cultivated existing relationships and gained new clients via neighborhood canvassing and networking.
  • Managed a diverse sales territory consisting of international import and export clients.
  • Maintained exceptional customer service as the result of friendly and professional interactions.
  • Received numerous awards for consistently meeting or exceeding sales quota.

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  4. Minnesota
  5. North Dakota
  6. North Carolina
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