Some of the skills we found on national account executive resumes included "sales goals," "customer service," and "revenue growth." We have detailed the most important national account executive responsibilities below.
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming a national account executive. We found that 82.1% of national account executives have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 6.8% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While most national account executives have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's possible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every nine national account executives were not college graduates.
Those national account executives who do attend college, typically earn either a business degree or a marketing degree. Less commonly earned degrees for national account executives include a communication degree or a management degree.
When you're ready to become a national account executive, you might wonder which companies hire national account executives. According to our research through national account executive resumes, national account executives are mostly hired by Travelers, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, and Cigna. Now is a good time to apply as Travelers has 7 national account executives job openings, and there are 3 at Dr Pepper Snapple Group and 2 at Cigna.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, national account executives tend to earn the biggest salaries at Carrier, NGP VAN, and Quest Diagnostics. Take Carrier for example. The median national account executive salary is $166,828. At NGP VAN, national account executives earn an average of $159,517, while the average at Quest Diagnostics is $159,132. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
Some other companies you might be interested in as a national account executive include AT&T;, Comcast, and Yelp. These three companies were found to hire the most national account executives from the top 100 U.S. educational institutions.
For the most part, national account executives make their living in the media and technology industries. National account executives tend to make the most in the retail industry with an average salary of $142,870. The national account executive annual salary in the finance and manufacturing industries generally make $138,229 and $135,390 respectively. Additionally, national account executives who work in the retail industry make 46.8% more than national account executives in the professional Industry.