Account Executives Salary 2018: How Much Money Do They Make

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Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives

Other names for this job might include Account Executive, Account Executive, Key Accounts, Account Leader, Account Manager, Account Manager (Salesman), Account Representative, Account Specialist, Accounts Executive, Agent, Agricultural Produce Commission Agent

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How Much Do Account Executives Make In 2018

In this salary guide, you will find out how much do Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives make.

After reading this, you will be able to make a decision if working as a Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representative will suit your financial goals (e.g: buying a home, BMW or just your target salary goal).

Average salary

Annual salary
$68410 per year

Hourly wage
$32.890 per hour

One of the most popular questions we get from our readers here at OwlGuru is how much do Account Executives make per year and what is their hourly wage.

According to BLS, the average annual salary of Account Executives is $68410. Their salary can also be as low as $27500 if you’re still a newbie with no experience to over $121080 if you have a ton of experience under your belt.

The typical hourly pay is $32.890 and can range from $13.220 to $58.210 which also depends if you’re a newbie or a professional.

Just like any other job, the salary of An Account Executive will vary based on your education and experience level.

# = Over $100 per hour or $200,000 per year.
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This compares the salary of all careers and we give them a rank of A, B, C or D depending on how high or low is their average salary.

After comparing how much do Account Executives make with other careers, they have a salary rank of B.

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Salary range

Highest (Top 10%)$58.210$121080
Senior (Top 25%)$39.680$82520
Middle (Mid 50%)$27.470$57140
Junior (Bottom 25%)$18.920$39350
No experience (Bottom 10%)$13.220$27500

Entry-level Account Executives who starts out at $39350 can expect to make $57140 after 3-5 years of experience in the field.

The bottom 10% makes less than $13.220 per hour while the top 10% makes over $58.210 per hour.

While the median wage is $57140 per annum or $27.470 per hour.

Depending on who you work for, you might also get overtime pay.

# = Over $100 per hour or $200,000 per year.

Highest paying industries

Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities44.8593280
Fiber, Yarn, and Thread Mills44.1491810
Motion Picture and Video Industries43.8691220
Textile and Fabric Finishing and Fabric Coating Mills40.3583930
Oil and Gas Extraction39.6882540
Computer Systems Design and Related Services39.6882540
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries39.6582460
Testing Laboratories39.4482040
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing39.0981310
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing38.9781060
Insurance Carriers38.9681040
Paper Manufacturing38.5580180
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media38.479880
Basic Chemical Manufacturing38.3979850
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training (including private, state, and local government schools)38.2479530
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned38.2479530
Natural Gas Distribution38.1879410
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation38.1579360
Support Activities for Mining38.1579350
Textile Mills38.0679170
Water Transportation37.9979020
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage37.9578940
Apparel Manufacturing37.978830
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing37.8278670
Lime and Gypsum Product Manufacturing37.5978190
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing37.5778150
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing37.477790
Automotive Body, Paint, Interior, and Glass Repair37.3977780
Office Administrative Services37.3277630
Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing37.0477040
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing36.6476220
Outpatient Care Centers36.4775860
Specialized Design Services36.4475800
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing36.3575610
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers36.3375560
Support Activities for Water Transportation36.2375350
Management of Companies and Enterprises35.9174690
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing35.8674590
Support Activities for Rail Transportation35.8174490
Chemical Manufacturing35.7974450
Communications Equipment Manufacturing35.7274290
Grain and Oilseed Milling35.774250
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services35.4773780
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services35.4773780
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services35.3773560
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing35.2873390
Rail Transportation35.2573310
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing35.1273050
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing35.0872960
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing35.0372850
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities34.9472680
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences34.9372660
Scientific Research and Development Services34.8672510
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing34.8172400
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing34.7772310
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services34.7572270
Engineering Services34.7472260
Hardware Manufacturing34.772170
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing34.6272000
Other Insurance Related Activities34.671980
Finance and Insurance34.4671670
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing34.4571660
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations34.4571650
Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging34.4171560
Nonresidential Building Construction34.3971540
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services34.3571440
Other Schools and Instruction (including private, state, and local government schools)34.2471210
Other schools and instruction, Privately owned34.2471210
Forging and Stamping34.2271190
Other Automotive Repair and Maintenance34.2171150
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors34.1471020
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing34.1270970
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing34.170930
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing34.0570830
Fabric Mills34.0170740
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing33.9570620
Other Information Services33.970520
Primary Metal Manufacturing33.8670430
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities33.8470380
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers33.7770240
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing33.7770230
Other Personal Services33.7670230
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services33.7670210
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing33.7470180
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages33.7370160
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution33.7270140
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills33.6670000
Other Food Manufacturing33.6369960
Software Publishers33.6369960
Support Activities for Road Transportation33.6369950
Ship and Boat Building33.6169900
Plastics Product Manufacturing33.5769830
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing33.5469760
Support Activities for Air Transportation33.5369740
Support Activities for Animal Production33.3869430
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing33.3469340
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities33.2869230
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities33.2769200
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing33.2269110
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing33.1368900
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel33.0568740
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing33.0368710
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers32.9868590
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing32.9268480
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction32.5867760
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores32.5367660
Other Building Equipment Contractors32.4967580
Machinery Manufacturing32.4967580
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers32.4967580
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing32.4567500
Footwear Manufacturing32.4467470
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing32.4367460
Building Equipment Contractors32.467400
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing32.3667300
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing32.3367250
Utility System Construction32.3267230
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing32.2867140
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers32.2667100
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers32.2567080
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing32.2467050
Sound Recording Industries32.2367040
Rental and Leasing Services32.1766920
Machine Shops32.1666890
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing32.1666890
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing32.0966740
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing32.0966740
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services32.0866730
Educational Services, Privately owned3266560
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing31.9866510
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing31.8666270
Roofing Contractors31.8566260
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing31.8566250
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers31.7866100
Printing and Related Support Activities31.765930
Wholesale Trade31.6665850
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors31.6665840
Specialized Freight Trucking31.6565840
All industries31.6365800
All industries, private ownership only31.6465800
Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing31.6465800
Food Manufacturing31.6265760
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)31.5665650
Photographic Services31.5365590
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing31.4965500
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing31.4765450
Household Appliance Manufacturing31.4365370
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction31.3765260
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores31.3665220
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing31.2965080
Publishing Industries (except Internet)31.2665020
Automotive Repair and Maintenance31.2565000
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers31.2464980
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing31.1864850
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction31.1364760
Specialty Trade Contractors31.0364550
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing30.9464370
Furniture Stores30.9464360
Nonscheduled Air Transportation30.9264300
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors30.964270
Grocery Stores30.8864220
Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry30.8464140
General Rental Centers30.7964050
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing30.7263900
Animal Food Manufacturing30.7163880
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing30.7163880
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers30.763860
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services30.763850
Pharmacies and Drug Stores30.6963830
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing30.6863820
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing30.6663770
Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors30.6563760
Mining (except Oil and Gas)30.663650
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores30.663650
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers30.5663570
Vocational Rehabilitation Services30.5163470
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting30.563430
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing30.4863410
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors30.4863400
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying30.463230
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers30.463230
Health and Personal Care Stores30.463220
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing30.3963210
Home Furnishings Stores30.3463110
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance30.3363090
Rubber Product Manufacturing30.3263070
Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing30.3163050
Support Activities for Crop Production30.363020
Masonry Contractors30.2962990
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers30.2462890
Sawmills and Wood Preservation30.2362870
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods30.262820
Miscellaneous Manufacturing30.1962790
Amusement Parks and Arcades30.1762750
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing30.1162620
Animal Slaughtering and Processing30.0862570
Support Activities for Transportation30.0762550
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing30.0162430
Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing30.0162410
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing29.9862350
Other Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing29.9662320
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers29.9662310
Waste Treatment and Disposal29.9162200
Building Finishing Contractors29.8662110
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods29.7261820
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses29.6761710
Construction of Buildings29.6561670
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services29.5761500
Dairy Product Manufacturing29.5461440
Other Telecommunications29.561370
Air Transportation29.561360
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers29.4461230
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing29.3761090
Repair and Maintenance29.3561040
Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing29.3461030
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers29.3461030
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing29.3361010
Gasoline Stations29.3361010
Other Specialty Trade Contractors29.2960920
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing29.2760880
Automobile Dealers29.1760680
Electronics and Appliance Stores29.1660640
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction29.1160540
Spectator Sports29.1160540
Other Furniture Related Product Manufacturing29.0760460
Waste Management and Remediation Services29.0660450
Freight Transportation Arrangement29.0560420
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)28.9460190
Nonstore Retailers28.960100
Business Support Services28.8860060
Nondepository Credit Intermediation28.8660030
Educational Support Services, Privately owned28.8660030
Transportation and Warehousing28.8560010
Truck Transportation28.8259940
Educational Support Services (including private, state, and local government schools)28.8159920
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance28.7759850
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities28.7459780
Textile Furnishings Mills28.7359770
Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers28.7259740
Retail Trade28.6859650
Restaurants and Other Eating Places28.6659600
Direct Selling Establishments28.6259520
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil28.5359340
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers28.4359140
Wood Product Manufacturing28.3959060
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing28.3358930
Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing28.3158890
Other Wood Product Manufacturing28.2858820
Food and Beverage Stores28.2658770
Ambulatory Health Care Services28.2558750
Miscellaneous Store Retailers28.1858620
Scheduled Air Transportation28.1558550
Textile Product Mills28.1158460
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned28.158450
Consumer Goods Rental28.158440
Home Health Care Services28.0658360
Warehousing and Storage27.9658150
Other Support Services27.9658150
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services27.958040
Other Textile Product Mills27.8958020
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)27.8757980
Food Services and Drinking Places27.8357880
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers27.8257860
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers27.7757750
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)27.7557730
Drywall and Insulation Contractors27.6757550
Security Systems Services27.6257460
Social Assistance27.5957390
General Freight Trucking27.5557310
Investigation and Security Services27.5557310
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers27.5457280
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures27.5457280
Veneer, Plywood, and Engineered Wood Product Manufacturing27.456990
Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation27.3756930
Couriers and Express Delivery Services27.3656910
Beverage Manufacturing27.2956770
Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing27.2956760
Radio and Television Broadcasting27.2356640
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing27.256570
Tobacco Manufacturing27.1656500
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers27.1456440
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers27.156370
Lessors of Real Estate27.0956340
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services27.0456250
Automotive Mechanical and Electrical Repair and Maintenance26.9456040
Administrative and Support Services26.9456030
Residential Building Construction26.7755680
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores26.7255580
Personal and Laundry Services26.6955510
Pipeline Transportation26.6455410
Real Estate26.5755270
Building Material and Supplies Dealers26.5755260
Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers26.5555230
Couriers and Messengers26.5555220
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores26.5455190
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals26.555130
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores26.3254740
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers26.2854660
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores26.254500
Specialty Food Stores26.254490
Sporting Goods Stores26.1354350
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation25.9854030
Broadcasting (except Internet)25.9553980
Special Food Services25.8853840
Local Messengers and Local Delivery25.8353720
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works)25.8153680
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries25.8153680
Land Subdivision25.553030
Death Care Services25.553030
Newspaper Publishers25.3252670
Accommodation and Food Services25.3152640
Other Support Activities for Transportation25.1752360
Waste Collection25.1252260
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance25.0752150
Drycleaning and Laundry Services24.9651920
Educational Services, State government owned24.7651500
Telephone Call Centers24.4550850
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas24.3950740
Performing Arts Companies24.3650680
Landscaping Services24.3450630
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation24.2850500
Federal, State, and Local Government24.0149940
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service24.0149940
Radio Broadcasting23.9849880
Employment Services23.7749450
Vending Machine Operators23.7649430
Local government, including schools and hospitals23.6649200
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers23.3948660
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service22.9147660
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores22.947640
Clothing Stores22.6747150
Services to Buildings and Dwellings22.4946770
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries22.446590
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events22.2546270
State government, including schools and hospitals22.1746110
Exterminating and Pest Control Services22.1246010
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals21.7445220
Full-Service Restaurants21.4944690
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers21.4244540
Traveler Accommodation21.3144330
Gambling Industries21.344310
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters21.2644230
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries20.843260
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers20.4942630
Social Advocacy Organizations19.3840310
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)18.6538790
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)18.6538790
Hospitals, Privately owned18.4838440
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned18.4838440
Investigation, Guard, and Armored Car Services17.6336670

Not all industries pay the same for Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives.

One of the easiest way to increase your salary is to change industries and find a higher paying one.

Highest paying states


Another simple way to boost your pay as An Account Executive is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like MA doesn’t mean you will make more overall. This is because the expenses at MA may be 2x higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to the BLS, the highest paid / most successful Account Executives are in the states of MA, NJ, NH, CT and MN. The average salary in MA is $79320.

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