1. Home
  2. Career Explorer
  3. Account Executive
  4. Salaries
Content has loaded

Account Executive salary in United States

How much does an Account Executive make in the United States?

Average base salary


Most common benefits

$22,729per year
View more

The average salary for a account executive is $68,321 per year in the United States and $22,729 commission per year.32k salaries reported, updated at June 28, 2022.

Is this useful?

Top companies for Account Executives in United States

  1. IBM
    31471 reviews6 salaries reported
    $175,262per year
Is this useful?

Highest paying cities for Account Executives in United States

  1. Los Angeles, CA
    $102,721 per year
    430 salaries reported
  2. San Diego, CA
    $86,716 per year
    248 salaries reported
  3. New York, NY
    $78,182 per year
    628 salaries reported
  1. Austin, TX
    $74,976 per year
    360 salaries reported
  2. Phoenix, AZ
    $74,661 per year
    328 salaries reported
  3. Chicago, IL
    $74,188 per year
    644 salaries reported
  1. Atlanta, GA
    $72,917 per year
    327 salaries reported
  2. Dallas, TX
    $71,892 per year
    423 salaries reported
  3. Houston, TX
    $69,151 per year
    368 salaries reported
Is this useful?

Where can an Account Executive earn more?

Compare salaries for Account Executives in different locations
Explore Account Executive openings
Is this useful?

Most common benefits for Account Executives

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • AD&D insurance
  • Cell phone reimbursement
  • Commuter assistance
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Gym membership
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid time off
  • Paid training
  • Parental leave
  • Pet insurance
  • Profit sharing
  • Referral program
  • Stock options
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Unlimited paid time off
  • Vision insurance
  • Wellness program
  • Work from home
Is this useful?

Salary satisfaction

Based on 2,607 ratings

51% of Account Executives in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

Is this useful?

How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Account Manager

71,987 job openings

Average $60,582 per year

Is this useful?

How much should you be earning?

Get an estimated calculation of how much you should be earning and insight into your career options. See more details

Get estimated pay range

Common questions about salaries for an Account Executive

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.

Was this answer helpful?

How much do similar professions to account executive get paid?

Check the below Indeed career pages for the detailed pay ranges for the similar professions to account executive here:

Was this answer helpful?

Do account executives receive commission?

Account executives with revenue targets are typically paid a base salary plus commission when they sell their company's products and services.

Was this answer helpful?

Career insights

Frequently searched careers

Registered Nurse

Police Officer

Software Engineer

Customer Service Representative

Administrative Assistant

Truck Driver


Front Desk Agent

Nursing Assistant

Dental Hygienist

Real Estate Agent

Licensed Practical Nurse