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Account Executive Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$60,000
$31,000
$60,000
$116,000
The average account executive makes about $60,217 per year. That's $28.95 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $31,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $116,000. Many of account executives seem to be drawn to technology and media companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case account executives tend to work at health care, insurance, and technology companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that Nevada, Virginia and Maryland pay account executives the highest salaries.
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Map of Account Executive Salaries

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

Average Salary

Average Account Executive Salary By Location

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for an account executive is roughly $60,217 per year, which boils down to $28.95 per hour. Interestingly enough, account executives have the highest salaries in Las Vegas, NV at about $80,175 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in Las Vegas, NV is $36,000. Additionally, account executives make more than the average salary in Arlington, VA, Baltimore, MD, Washington, DC, San Francisco, CA, and Seattle, WA. On a more broad level, account executive salaries are highest in Nevada, Virginia, Maryland, Idaho, New Jersey, Delaware, and Washington. On the contrary, Alabama, Florida, and Nebraska offer the lowest account executive salaries.

City
Average Salary
Hartford, CT
Hartford, CT
$68,174
$68k

High Paying Account Executive Jobs

Average Account Executive Salary By Company

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Microsoft and Google as they offer the highest salaries for account executives.

Company
Average Salary
$133,001
$133k
$130,505
$131k
$123,870
$124k
$122,442
$122k
$120,362
$120k
$116,134
$116k

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    Average Account Executive Pay By Industry

    Account executive salaries can vary on many factors, including what industry a job is in. In fact, jobs with health care, insurance, and technology companies tend to be the highest paying. Furthermore, an account executive can make a yearly salary of $73,127 while working for health care companies. All the while, other account executives are making $71,273 at insurance companies and $69,262 at technology companies. One industry account executives may want to avoid is the transportation industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $41,964.

    Industry
    Average Salary
    Health Care
    Health Care
    $73,127
    $73k
    Insurance
    Insurance
    $71,273
    $71k
    Technology
    Technology
    $69,262
    $69k
    Manufacturing
    Manufacturing
    $65,124
    $65k
    Telecommunication
    Telecommunication
    $61,582
    $62k
    Media
    Media
    $60,605
    $61k
    Professional
    Professional
    $57,881
    $58k
    Retail
    Retail
    $54,504
    $55k
    Finance
    Finance
    $52,649
    $53k
    Transportation
    Transportation
    $41,964
    $42k

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