Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does an Account Executive make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

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$87,757 / yrTotal Pay
$60,125 / yrBase Pay
$27,632 / yrAdditional Pay

$87,757

 / yr
$54K$145K
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The estimated total pay for a Account Executive is $87,757 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $60,125 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $27,632 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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$87,757 /yr
Account Executive
$124,941 /yr
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Related Job Titles

For Account Executive

Some related job titles are Assistant Account Executive Salaries with median pay of $54,152, Account Manager Salaries with median pay of $74,584, Senior Account Executive Salaries with median pay of $124,941.

Top Paying Companies

For an Account Executive in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for an Account Executive in United States. Employers include Zuora, Cisco Systems and GitLab.

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Zuora
$294,448/yr
3
GitLab
$289,586/yr
8
VMware
$281,797/yr
10
Druva
$278,806/yr

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Top Paying Industries

For an Account Executive in United States

The top 5 paying industries for an Account Executive in United States are Information Technology with a median total pay of $182,743, Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology with a median total pay of $161,575, Real Estate with a median total pay of $149,761, Construction, Repair & Maintenance Services with a median total pay of $134,254, and Energy, Mining & Utilities with a median total pay of $129,122.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$182,743

    32% Higher than other industries

  • Pharmaceutical & BiotechnologyPharmaceutical & Biotechnology$161,575

    23% Higher than other industries

  • Real EstateReal Estate$149,761

    17% Higher than other industries

  • Construction, Repair & Maintenance ServicesConstruction, Repair & Maintenance Services$134,254

    7% Higher than other industries

  • Energy, Mining & UtilitiesEnergy, Mining & Utilities$129,122

    3% Higher than other industries

Information Technology

Top paying companies in Information Technology for Account Executive are Zuora, Cisco Systems, and GitLab.

ZuoraZuora$294,448/yr
Cisco SystemsCisco Systems$291,616/yr
GitLabGitLab$289,586/yr

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What is the pay outlook for Sales?

Sales roles are an important part of any business and are likely to grow as the economy expands. Compensation for sales workers often includes commissions, giving high-performing workers the opportunity to earn more. Specialized roles like technical sales also offer the opportunity to earn a higher salary for workers with technical skills. Customer service and communication skills are universally valuable, giving salespeople flexibility to work across companies and industries.

A Account executive salary range in US can vary based on important factors such as education, skills, certifications, and years of experience. A Account executive in US can expect to see an entry level salary range of $35,077 to $49,663 per year, based on 111 salary contributions. At the highest seniority level, an experienced Account executive in US can make a salary range of $23,257 to $170,196 with at least 8 years of experience, based on 6 salary contributions. The top 3 companies in US where a Account executive gets the highest compensation are CapGemini SE, Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc. and SAP Aktiengesellschaft. Bigger companies typically pay 55.04% more than smaller companies for a Account executive.

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Account Executive

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$105,000

/yr

$65K | $40K

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Account Executive

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$65,000

/yr

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4-6 years
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Account Executive

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$115,000

/yr

$60K | $55K

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4-6 years
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Account Executive

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$160,000

/yr

$80K | $80K

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
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Account Executive

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$112,000

/yr

$12K | $100K

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
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Account Executive

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$46,000

/yr

$26K | $20K

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Account Executive

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$90,000

/yr

$42K | $48K

SubmittedYesterday

7-9 years
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International Account Executive

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$65,000

/yr

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1-3 years
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Account Executive

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$58,000

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Account Executive pay FAQ

The national average salary for an Account Executive is $60,125 per year in United States. Filter by location to see an Account Executive salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 99512 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by an Account Executive employees.

The highest salary for an Account Executive in United States is $94,799 per year.

The lowest salary for an Account Executive in United States is $38,133 per year.

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