"sales goals," "customer service," and "account management" aren't the only skills we found national account managers list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of national account manager responsibilities that we found, including:
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming a national account manager. We found that 66.9% of national account managers have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 16.9% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While most national account managers 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 eight national account managers were not college graduates.
The national account managers who went onto college to earn a more in-depth education generally studied business and marketing, while a small population of national account managers studied communication and management.
Once you're ready to become a national account manager, you should explore the companies that typically hire national account managers. According to national account manager resumes that we searched through, national account managers are hired the most by ConvergeOne, Cogent Communications, and Constellation Brands. Currently, ConvergeOne has 37 national account manager job openings, while there are 24 at Cogent Communications and 12 at Constellation Brands.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, national account managers tend to earn the biggest salaries at Univision Television Group, RingCentral, and Electrolux. Take Univision Television Group for example. The median national account manager salary is $117,182. At RingCentral, national account managers earn an average of $110,578, while the average at Electrolux is $110,544. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
For the most part, national account managers make their living in the manufacturing and technology industries. National account managers tend to make the most in the technology industry with an average salary of $103,668. The national account manager annual salary in the manufacturing and retail industries generally make $100,715 and $99,058 respectively. Additionally, national account managers who work in the technology industry make 10.5% more than national account managers in the transportation Industry.