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Account executive salary in United States

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

Average base salary

Average $68,642
Low $36,566
High $128,855
$20,000per year
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a account executive is $68,642 per year in the United States and $20,000 commission per year.31.8k salaries reported, updated at September 14, 2022

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Top companies for Account Executives in United States

  1. IBM
    31,660 reviews14 salaries reported
    $192,406per year
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Highest paying cities for Account Executives near United States

  1. Los Angeles, CA
    $100,621 per year
    368 salaries reported
  2. San Francisco, CA
    $91,540 per year
    298 salaries reported
  3. San Diego, CA
    $88,448 per year
    272 salaries reported
  1. Dallas, TX
    $77,787 per year
    503 salaries reported
  2. New York, NY
    $77,514 per year
    595 salaries reported
  3. Austin, TX
    $76,963 per year
    329 salaries reported
  1. Houston, TX
    $73,507 per year
    495 salaries reported
  2. Atlanta, GA
    $72,843 per year
    322 salaries reported
  3. Chicago, IL
    $71,804 per year
    679 salaries reported
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Where can an Account Executive earn more?

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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
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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.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Account Manager

63,769 job openings

Average $61,754 per year

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Common questions about salaries for an Account Executive

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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.

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