Some of the skills we found on account executive resumes included "customer service," "sales process," and "sales goals." We have detailed the most important account executive responsibilities below.
We've found that 78.0% of account executives have earned a bachelor's degree. Furthermore, 6.5% earned their master's degrees before becoming an account executive. While it's true that most account executives have a college degree, it's generally possible to become one with only a high school degree. In fact, one out of every eight account executives did not spend the extra money to attend college.
The account executives who went onto college to earn a more in-depth education generally studied business and marketing, while a small population of account executives studied communication and psychology.
When you're ready to become an account executive, you might wonder which companies hire account executives. According to our research through account executive resumes, account executives are mostly hired by Dish Network, AT&T;, and Spectrum Stores. Now is a good time to apply as Dish Network has 1,851 account executives job openings, and there are 1,792 at AT&T; and 241 at Spectrum Stores.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, account executives tend to earn the biggest salaries at Microsoft, Cadence Design Systems, and ServiceNow. Take Microsoft for example. The median account executive salary is $114,242. At Cadence Design Systems, account executives earn an average of $111,433, while the average at ServiceNow is $106,818. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
If you earned a degree from the top 100 educational institutions in the United States, you might want to take a look at AT&T;, Comcast, and Yelp. These three companies have hired a significant number of account executives from these institutions.
The industries that account executives fulfill the most roles in are the media and technology industries. But the highest account executive annual salary is in the manufacturing industry, averaging $68,042. In the technology industry they make $62,071 and average about $61,976 in the transportation industry. In conclusion, account executives who work in the manufacturing industry earn a 29.4% higher salary than account executives in the professional industry.