Account Manager

Account managers develop relationships with paying customers and keep the dollars rolling in.

Overview

An account manager is responsible for maintaining and growing a relationship with an assigned group of customers (accounts). They will typically be assigned to the same set of accounts throughout the lifetime of a business relationship. In that time, account managers will be responsible for deeply understanding a customer's needs, helping customers get the most of the existing products they have purchased, and increasing revenue by introducing an account contact to new products or services.

There are many types of account managers, including technical account managers, strategic account managers and enterprise account managers. Despite the differences in job titles, most account managers share a few core attributes, including: an ability to easily build rapport with a wide variety of clients, a knack for understanding a customer's core needs even when not expressed directly, and a good sense for how and when to pitch a client new products or services.

See Job Listings Get Job Alerts

Most mentioned in reviews

Pros
  • work life balance
  • work environment
  • great people
Cons
  • work life balance
  • upper management
  • long hours
  • Median Salary
  • Number of Jobs
  • Unemployment Rate

Demographics

Salary Range

Below is the expected Account Manager salary range in your area as well as the salary range in top paying cities.

Median Salary
Salary Range
National
$52,565
$38k $88k
Washington DC
$62,250
$40k $124k
San Francisco, CA
$70,050
$46k $100k
New York City, NY
$70,000
$40k $103k
San Jose, CA
$70,000
$38k $130k

Top Paying Companies

Account Manager salaries can vary widely across companies. Here are some of the top paying companies you should consider.

1. Computer Sciences Corp

Salary
$128,000
Headquarters
Falls Church, VA
Size
90,000+ Employees
Type
Company - Public
Revenue
$14B+ (USD) per year

2. Pimco

Salary
$123,947
Headquarters
Newport Beach, CA
Size
320+ Employees
Type
Company - Private
Industry
Finance
Revenue
$-1 (USD) per year

3. Nokia Networks

Salary
$121,552
Headquarters
Espoo, FI
Size
10,000+ Employees
Type
Company - Private
Industry
Telecommunications
Revenue
$10B+ (USD) per year

4. Johnson & Johnson

Salary
$117,600
Headquarters
New Brunswick, NJ
Size
120K+ Employees
Type
Company - Public
Industry
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
Revenue
$71B+ (USD) per year

5. Sun Microsystems

Salary
$111,477
Headquarters
Santa Clara, CA
Size
10,000+ Employees
Type
Company - Private
Industry
Information Technology
Revenue
$10B+ (USD) per year

Cities with the Most Job Openings

Top Five Cities

8812
Account Manager jobs found in the past 24 hours See all Account Manager jobs

Related Jobs

Job Title
Median Salary
vs. Account Manager
Number of Jobs
Account Executive
$48,000
-5%
638,237
Senior Account Manager
$75,000
+48%
58,394
Sales
$50,000
-2%
1,393,120
Sales Account Manager
$65,000
+28%
148,143
Key Account Manager
$72,350
+43%
49,252