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Become An Account Manager

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Working As An Account Manager

  • Selling or Influencing Others
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Stressful

  • $69,181

    Average Salary

What Does An Account Manager Do

An Account Manager is a person who works for a company and is responsible for the management of sales and relationships with particular customers.

How To Become An Account Manager

Most sales managers have a bachelor’s degree and work experience as a sales representative.


Most sales managers have a bachelor’s degree, although some have a master’s degree. Educational requirements are less strict for job candidates who have significant work experience. Courses in business law, management, economics, accounting, finance, mathematics, marketing, and statistics are advantageous.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Work experience is typically required for someone to become a sales manager. The preferred duration varies, but employers usually seek candidates who have at least 1 to 5 years of experience in sales.

Sales managers typically enter the occupation from other sales and related occupations, such as sales representatives or purchasing agents. In small organizations, the number of sales manager positions often is limited, so advancement for sales workers usually comes slowly. In large organizations, promotion may occur more quickly.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Sales managers must collect and interpret complex data to target the most promising geographic areas and demographic groups, and determine the most effective sales strategies.

Communication skills. Sales managers need to work with colleagues and customers, so they must be able to communicate clearly.

Customer-service skills. When helping to make a sale, sales managers must listen and respond to the customer’s needs.

Leadership skills. Sales managers must be able to evaluate how their sales staff performs and must develop strategies for meeting sales goals.

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115 Account Manager jobs

Ashburn, VA

$69,181 Estimated

Ashburn, VA

$69,181 Estimated

Verizon Communications
Ashburn, VA
Contract & Account Based Marketing Manager

$81,245 Estimated

Verizon Communications
Ashburn, VA

$127,510 Estimated

Xp3 Talent
Ashburn, VA
Sales Manager (Ashburn,VA)

$72,000 Estimated

Gecko Hospitality
Ashburn, VA
Catering Sales Manager

$50,993 Estimated

Gecko Hospitality
Ashburn, VA
Catering Sales Manager

$50,993 Estimated

Optometry Office
Ashburn, VA
Sales Associate / Optometric Technician / Optical Manager

$38,310 Estimated

Life Time Fitness
Centreville, VA
Account Manager - Centreville

$69,181 Estimated

Bethesda, MD
Account Manager - Management Liability

$64,751 Estimated

Sas Institute Inc.
Washington, DC
Account Manager for Banking

$69,181 Estimated

Sas Institute Inc.
Arlington, VA
Account Manager Life Sciences (m / w)

$69,181 Estimated

Sci Its
Vienna, VA
Account Manager

$70,000 Estimated

East Payment Solutions
Rockville, MD
Account Manager - Salary+Commission - Entry Level

$64,751 Estimated

Cube Management
Washington, DC
Account Manager - SLED Software

$69,181 Estimated

Ca Technologies
Herndon, VA
Solution Account Manager, PPM

$69,181 Estimated

Ca Technologies
Herndon, VA
Solution Account Manager, Dev Ops

$69,181 Estimated

Compu Dynamics LLC
Sterling, VA
Account Manager - Project Sales

$69,181 Estimated

Porter Group
Herndon, VA
Account Manager / 2079365

$69,181 Estimated

Arlington, VA
Account Manager II

$69,181 Estimated

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Real Account Manager Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Account Manager Danone Foods, Inc. White Plains, NY Oct 15, 2015 $230,154 -
Account Manager Danone Foods, Inc. White Plains, NY Oct 26, 2015 $230,154 -
Accounts Manager Professional Access Ltd New York, NY Aug 03, 2016 $195,208
Executive Account Manager Broadcom Corporation San Jose, CA Jan 15, 2016 $185,162
Account Manager Infosys Limited San Francisco, CA Aug 14, 2015 $180,315
Account Manager Infosys Limited Foster City, CA Jan 30, 2016 $180,315
Account Manager Infosys Limited San Francisco, CA Aug 07, 2015 $180,315
Account Manager Tech Mahindra (Americas), Inc. Plano, TX Nov 15, 2016 $180,000
Director, Account Manager/US DES UBS Securities LLC New York, NY Aug 27, 2015 $175,000 -
Executive Director, Account Manager/US DES UBS Securities LLC New York, NY Feb 09, 2016 $175,000 -
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Top Skills for An Account Manager


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Top Account Manager Skills

  1. Product Knowledge
  2. Customer Service
  3. Sales Territory
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Convey basic product knowledge to customers
  • Experienced defusing unpleasant and difficult calls while providing principles and process' to provide World Class Customer Service.
  • Helped grow sales territory from 14% to 20% of entire branch revenue.
  • Analyzed financial statements and pertinent information to determine credit worthiness of prospective clients.
  • Secured 6 new accounts through persistent marketing, building account relations and product awareness in Q1.

Top Account Manager Employers

What Kind Of Companies Hire an Account Manager

  1. Coca-Cola Enterprises
  2. Verizon Wireless
  3. Discover Financial Services
  4. Healthcare Services Group
  5. At&T
  6. Pepsico
  7. Rent A Center
  8. Sprint
  9. CDW
  10. Capital One
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