Frequently asked questions

Common questions about being an Account Executive

What experience in other fields can help someone to become an account executive?

Experience as an advertiser, sales manager, accountant, or project manager can help with building the skills needed to become an account executive. Basic knowledge in these fields can be supplemented by on-the-job training specific to an industry.

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How can I know if I am being paid fairly as an account executive?

If you’re unsure about what salary is appropriate for an account executive position, visit Indeed's Salary Calculator to get a free, personalized pay range based on your location, industry and experience.

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Is working as an account executive a part-time or full-time job?

Most account executives work full time. Depending on the company, they might be expected to start work early (in case clients are in different time zones) or work late (for example, to meet tight deadlines).

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Can an account executive work from home?

What skills make an account executive successful?

What are the responsibilities of an account executive?

What are the levels of an account executive?

Which software do account executives have to be skilled in?

How much do similar professions to account executive get paid?

Is being an account executive a good career?

Is it hard to be an account executive?

What steps can someone take to become an account executive?

What are the duties of an account executive?

How many years does it take to become an account executive?

What is the role of an insurance account executive?

What are a senior account executive's responsibilities?

Is an account executive a salesperson?

What are the characteristics of a successful account executive?

What are key account executives’ responsibilities?

Do account executives receive commission?

What are the responsibilities of account executives in advertising?

How do account executives differ from sales representatives?

Do account executives need a college degree?

What are a commercial account executives’ responsibilities?

How can account executives improve their account management skills?

What is the difference between an account manager and an account executive?

What should account executives include in their resume?

What are good keywords for an account executive resume?

How can someone with no experience become an account executive?

What are a national account executive's responsibilities?

Do account executives travel for work?

Is account management a good skill for account executives?

What are good certifications for an account executive to have?

How do account executives advance their careers?