Updated August 22, 2022

Average Account Executive Salary

$69,618yearly

$33.47 hourly

Entry level Salary
$44,000 yearly
$44,000
10 %
$69,618
Median
$109,000
90 %

How much does an Account Executive make?

Account executives make $69,618 per year on average, or $33.47 per hour, in the United States. Account executives on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $44,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $109,000.

Location impacts how much an account executive can expect to make. Account executives make the most in Oregon, Washington, Rhode Island, California, and Nevada.

Highest Paying States For Account Executives

The darker areas on the map show where account executives earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Account Executive average salary by State

RankStateAvg. SalaryHourly RateJob Count
1Oregon$86,782$41.721,292
2Washington$78,188$37.592,140
3Rhode Island$76,992$37.02286
4Nevada$75,185$36.15507
5Utah$72,001$34.621,004
6Vermont$73,004$35.10241
7Idaho$71,655$34.45467
8Kansas$71,753$34.50737
9District of Columbia$75,015$36.06613
10Connecticut$75,134$36.12879
11Michigan$73,388$35.281,674
12New Hampshire$74,441$35.79388
13Illinois$72,651$34.933,348
14California$75,381$36.248,275
15Minnesota$71,625$34.441,678
16Wisconsin$71,306$34.281,272
17Massachusetts$71,056$34.162,929
18Tennessee$68,780$33.071,490
19Indiana$69,746$33.531,606
20New York$72,736$34.973,005
21Montana$69,007$33.18329
22Nebraska$70,460$33.88442
23Kentucky$67,638$32.52915
24Maine$70,834$34.05277
25South Dakota$70,124$33.71175
26Wyoming$66,626$32.03180
27Arizona$66,516$31.981,830
28Pennsylvania$68,968$33.162,364
29Ohio$67,730$32.562,165
30North Dakota$66,708$32.07230
31Missouri$70,090$33.701,169
32Maryland$72,626$34.921,359
33Virginia$69,578$33.452,283
34North Carolina$67,617$32.512,156
35Delaware$66,943$32.18348
36New Jersey$69,385$33.361,845
37Oklahoma$67,438$32.42502
38Georgia$64,161$30.852,981
39Iowa$64,887$31.20884
40Texas$64,520$31.025,042
41Arkansas$64,866$31.19609
42New Mexico$67,067$32.24332
43West Virginia$64,237$30.88259
44Colorado$64,239$30.881,522
45Florida$57,993$27.885,040
46Louisiana$63,853$30.70726
47South Carolina$65,073$31.29802
48Alabama$62,739$30.16983
49Hawaii$55,122$26.50197
50Mississippi$62,394$30.00396
51Alaska$60,071$28.88151

Highest Paying Cities For Account Executives

RankCityAvg. SalaryHourly Rate
1Portland, OR$86,549$41.61
2Richmond, CA$82,643$39.73
3Des Moines, WA$79,091$38.02
4Providence, RI$76,941$36.99
5Washington, DC$74,998$36.06
6Hartford, CT$74,956$36.04
7Las Vegas, NV$74,135$35.64
8Detroit, MI$73,531$35.35
9New York, NY$72,869$35.03
10Chicago, IL$72,786$34.99
11Baltimore, MD$72,783$34.99
12Kansas City, KS$72,532$34.87
13Salt Lake City, UT$71,994$34.61
14Saint Paul, MN$71,719$34.48
15Portland, ME$71,545$34.40

Here Are The Five Most In Demand Cities Right Now:

  1. Portland, OR
  2. Richmond, CA
  3. Des Moines, WA
  4. Providence, RI
  5. Washington, DC

Account Executive Salary Details

Average Account Executive Salary Graph
Average Account Executive Salary Graph, Trends, and Summary

What is an Account Executive's Salary?

PercentileAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly Rate
90th Percentile$109,000$9,083$52
75th Percentile$88,000$7,333$42
Average$69,618$5,802$33
25th Percentile$54,000$4,500$26
10th Percentile$44,000$3,667$21

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly RateJob Openings
Marketing/Sales Representative$62,917$5,243$30.25274,768
Territory Sales Representative$34,431$2,869$16.55219,928
Account Manager$68,535$5,711$32.95152,261
Account Director$114,728$9,561$55.16132,260

Here are the five companies hiring the most now:

  1. IBM Jobs (447)
  2. ViacomCBS Jobs (559)
  3. Yelp Jobs (1,027)
  4. Amedisys Jobs (379)
  5. Xerox Jobs (489)

Which Companies Pay Account Executives The Most?

The highest paying companies for account executives are Hitachi Vantara and Databricks according to our most recent salary estimates. In addition, companies like Google and IBM report highly competitive wages for account executives.

How Much Do Account Executives Make In Different Industries?

Here are some examples of how much an account executive salaries can based on different industries:

  1. The finance industry pays account executives an average salary of $78,879

  2. The technology industry pay $73,668

  3. The lowest paying industry for account executives is the telecommunication industry. Account executives in this industry earn an average salary of $63,121

Highest Paying Industries For Account Executives

RankIndustryAverage SalaryHourly Rate
1Finance$78,879$37.92
2Technology$73,668$35.42
3Manufacturing$67,105$32.26
4Transportation$65,171$31.33
5Media$64,077$30.81
6Professional$64,047$30.79
7Telecommunication$63,121$30.35

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Account Executive Salary Trends

Average Account Executive Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

    Account Executive Salary By Year

    YearAvg. SalaryHourly Rate% Change
    2022$69,600$33.47+4.1%
    2021$66,700$32.09+1.8%
    2020$65,500$31.49+3.7%
    2019$63,100$30.32+0.0%
    2018$63,000$30.31+1.5%

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    Account Executive Salaries FAQs

    What State Pays Account Executives The Most?

    Oregon pays Account Executives the most in the United States, with an average salary of $86,782 per year, or $41.72 per hour.

    How Do I Know If I'm Being Paid Fairly As An Account Executive?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as an Account Executive if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in Washington you should be paid close to $78,188 per year.

    What Type Of Account Executive Gets Paid The Most?

    Account Director gets paid the most. Account Director made a median salary of $114,728. The best-paid 10 percent make $136,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $96,000.

    What Is A Good Starting Salary For An Account Executive?

    A good starting salary for an account executive is $42,000 in the United States. That puts you in the 10th percentile of annual income for an account executive in the U.S., which is about what you would expect if you were new to the field. The average salary for account executives is $66,604, but that normally requires some level of experience to achieve. Furthermore, a good starting salary for an account executive can vary by state.

    Do Account Executives Make A Lot Of Money?

    Yes, account executives make a lot of money. Aside from base salaries that can reach six figures, account executives can make additional income from incentives such as sales commission and performance bonuses.

    How Much Does An Account Executive Get Paid?

    An account executive gets paid around $97,000 annually. The national average starting salary is $65,000, plus a commission or bonus around $20,000 to $40,000 annually.

    The average entry-level position for an account executive is $43,000 plus commission. An account executive with a master's degree earns more money ($73.000) compared to someone with just a bachelor's degree ($65,000). Only 7.3% of account executives, however, have a master's degree.

    How Much Does An Entry Level Account Executive Make?

    An entry-level account executive makes approximately $44,000 annually. Entry-level positions can pay as little as $21,000 a year and as much as $63,000 annually.

    Some areas of the country pay above the national average for entry-level account executives. New York, Chicago, and multiple cities in California pay larger salaries to entry-level executives.

    Where Do Account Executives Make The Most Money?

    Account executives working in larger cities earn a higher salary than those in less populated areas. New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago represent cities where executive salaries exceed the national average.

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