Some of the skills we found on major account executive resumes included "account management," "sales process," and "sales goals." We have detailed the most important major account executive responsibilities below.
Before becoming a major account executive, 82.5% earned their bachelor's degree. When it comes down to graduating with a master's degree, 6.6% major account executives 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 major account executives have a college degree. But about one out of every nine major account executives didn't attend college at all.
Those major account executives who do attend college, typically earn either a business degree or a marketing degree. Less commonly earned degrees for major account executives include a communication degree or a finance degree.
Once you're ready to become a major account executive, you should explore the companies that typically hire major account executives. According to major account executive resumes that we searched through, major account executives are hired the most by Snowflake Computing, Spectrum Stores, and Paychex. Currently, Snowflake Computing has 9 major account executive job openings, while there are 8 at Spectrum Stores and 6 at Paychex.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, major account executives tend to earn the biggest salaries at Akamai Technologies, Riverbed Holdings, and Autodesk. Take Akamai Technologies for example. The median major account executive salary is $108,546. At Riverbed Holdings, major account executives earn an average of $106,525, while the average at Autodesk is $100,288. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
We also looked into companies who hire major account executives from the top 100 educational institutions in the U.S. The top three companies that hire the most from these institutions include AT&T;, Comcast, and Verizon Communications.
The industries that major account executives fulfill the most roles in are the technology and telecommunication industries. But the highest major account executive annual salary is in the manufacturing industry, averaging $81,433. In the technology industry they make $74,722 and average about $65,478 in the media industry. In conclusion, major account executives who work in the manufacturing industry earn a 30.1% higher salary than major account executives in the telecommunication industry.