Some of the skills we found on key account manager resumes included "account management," "customer service," and "patients." We have detailed the most important key account manager responsibilities below.
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We've found that 78.2% of key account managers have earned a bachelor's degree. Furthermore, 10.0% earned their master's degrees before becoming a key account manager. While it's true that most key account managers have a college degree, it's generally possible to become one with only a high school degree. In fact, one out of every nine key account managers did not spend the extra money to attend college.
The key account managers who went onto college to earn a more in-depth education generally studied business and marketing, while a small population of key account managers studied communication and management.
Once you're ready to become a key account manager, you should explore the companies that typically hire key account managers. According to key account manager resumes that we searched through, key account managers are hired the most by Construction Specialties, 3M Company, and Kuehne+Nagel. Currently, Construction Specialties has 173 key account manager job openings, while there are 59 at 3M Company and 38 at Kuehne+Nagel.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, key account managers tend to earn the biggest salaries at Quidel, Legalmatch.com, and Sumo Logic. Take Quidel for example. The median key account manager salary is $140,153. At Legalmatch.com, key account managers earn an average of $136,369, while the average at Sumo Logic is $134,149. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
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Some other companies you might be interested in as a key account manager include AT&T;, Sprint, and The Coca-Cola Company. These three companies were found to hire the most key account managers from the top 100 U.S. educational institutions.
The industries that key account managers fulfill the most roles in are the pharmaceutical and manufacturing industries. But the highest key account manager annual salary is in the pharmaceutical industry, averaging $102,173. In the manufacturing industry they make $98,268 and average about $91,347 in the professional industry. In conclusion, key account managers who work in the pharmaceutical industry earn a 11.2% higher salary than key account managers in the transportation industry.