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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 $70,285
Low $34,969
High $141,269
$20,000per year
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a account executive is $70,285 per year in the United States and $20,000 commission per year.39.6k salaries reported, updated at December 5, 2023

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Top companies for Account Executives in United States

  1. Travelers
    2,497 reviews84 salaries reported
    $108,955per year
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Highest paying cities for Account Executives near United States

  1. Washington, DC
    $100,459 per year
    259 salaries reported
  2. San Francisco, CA
    $88,497 per year
    1.2k salaries reported
  3. New York, NY
    $88,042 per year
    1.3k salaries reported
  1. Dallas, TX
    $76,735 per year
    1.5k salaries reported
  2. San Diego, CA
    $75,747 per year
    406 salaries reported
  3. Houston, TX
    $73,006 per year
    778 salaries reported
  1. Denver, CO
    $72,701 per year
    835 salaries reported
  2. Atlanta, GA
    $70,816 per year
    713 salaries reported
  3. Chicago, IL
    $67,983 per year
    1.5k 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?

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Average $127,840 per year

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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.

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How much do similar professions to account executive get paid?

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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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