Some of the skills we found on account manager resumes included "customer service," "account management," and "healthcare." We have detailed the most important account manager responsibilities below.
See the full list of account manager skills.
Before becoming an account manager, 69.6% earned their bachelor's degree. When it comes down to graduating with a master's degree, 6.5% account managers went for the extra education. If you're wanting to pursue this career, it may be possible to be successful with a high school degree. In fact, most account managers have a college degree. But about one out of every eight account managers didn't attend college at all.
Those account managers who do attend college, typically earn either business degrees or marketing degrees. Less commonly earned degrees for account managers include communication degrees or psychology degrees.
Once you've obtained the level of education you're comfortable with, you might start applying to companies to become an account manager. We've found that most account manager resumes include experience from Hired, NFP Ventures, and Oracle. Of recent, Hired had 1,358 positions open for account managers. Meanwhile, there are 626 job openings at NFP Ventures and 457 at Oracle.
If you're interested in companies where account managers make the most money, you'll want to apply for positions at NVIDIA, Capgemini, and VMware. We found that at NVIDIA, the average account manager salary is $154,382. Whereas at Capgemini, account managers earn roughly $146,314. And at VMware, they make an average salary of $141,140.
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We also looked into companies who hire account managers from the top 100 educational institutions in the U.S. The top three companies that hire the most from these institutions include The Coca-Cola Company, CDW, and AT&T.;
In general, account managers fulfill roles in the professional and insurance industries. While employment numbers are high in those industries, the account manager annual salary is the highest in the technology industry with $76,412 as the average salary. Meanwhile, the health care and finance industries pay $69,628 and $67,178 respectively. This means that account managers who are employed in the technology industry make 25.2% more than account managers who work in the retail Industry.