How Much Do Account Executives Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Reps

Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Reps sell goods for wholesalers or manufacturers to businesses or groups of individuals. Work requires substantial knowledge of items sold.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$73500 per year
Hourly wage
$35 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$31,950 to $43,580 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$15 to $21 per hour

Entry-level Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $31,950 to $43,580 per year or $15 to $21 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $62 $129,200
Senior (Top 25%) $43 $89,030
Middle (Mid 50%) $30 $62,070
Junior (Bottom 25%) $21 $43,580
No experience (Bottom 10%) $15 $31,950

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
MA $41 $85,730
NJ $41 $85,490
CT $39 $82,050
WA $39 $81,230
CO $39 $81,100
ND $39 $80,660
MN $39 $80,210
RI $38 $79,920
IN $38 $79,260
VA $38 $79,110

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representative is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like MA doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at MA might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Account Executives are in the states of MA, NJ, CT, WA and CO.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Support Activities for Mining $101620 $48.86
Software Publishers $95090 $45.72
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services $94140 $45.26
Scientific Research and Development Services $93120 $44.77
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories $92980 $44.70
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills $92770 $44.60
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing $92160 $44.31
Support Activities for Air Transportation $91720 $44.10
Motion Picture and Video Industries $91480 $43.98
Oil and Gas Extraction $90200 $43.36
Natural Gas Distribution $89130 $42.85
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services $88870 $42.72
Communications Equipment Manufacturing $88230 $42.42
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing $88020 $42.32
Other Information Services $87620 $42.12
Support Activities for Rail Transportation $87180 $41.92
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing $86390 $41.53
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations $85990 $41.34
Chemical Manufacturing $85430 $41.07
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution $84850 $40.79
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing $84840 $40.79
Grain and Oilseed Milling $84820 $40.78
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction $84470 $40.61
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers $84390 $40.57
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities $84360 $40.56
Computer Systems Design and Related Services $83920 $40.35
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing $83470 $40.13
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing $83440 $40.11
Radio and Television Broadcasting $83280 $40.04
Chemical Manufacturing $82960 $39.89

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