What Does a Professional in this Career Do?
Manages client accounts for a company. Develops and maintains communication with company clients, promotes sales and services, and works to resolve problems Accounts may be for product sales, advertising or marketing services or financial services such as banking.
There were 3626 Account Manager job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 130024 in the United States.
In combination with other careers in the Account Manager / Representative industry, which includes the Account Manager career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:
Many new Account Manager jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.
The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $65,963.
The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $63,960.
Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Account Manager postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $52,633.
Education and Experience
Posted Account Manager jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.
Posted Account Manager jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.
|Years of Experience||Percentage|
|0 to 2 years||34%|
|3 to 5 years||55%|
|6 to 8 years||8%|
Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Account Manager positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.
A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.
- Communication Skills (52%)
- Building Effective Relationships (34%)
- Teamwork / Collaboration (31%)
- Microsoft Office (27%)
- Problem Solving (26%)
A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.
- Sales (38%)
- Customer Service (34%)
- Account Management (28%)
- Customer Contact (25%)
- Sales Goals (11%)
A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.
- Budgeting (13%)
- Business Development (12%)
- Project Management (12%)
- Salesforce (11%)
- Scheduling (10%)
A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.
- Upselling Products and Services (7%)
- Business Planning (7%)
- Cross Sell (6%)
- Customer Accounts (5%)
- Customer Relationship Management (CRM) (5%)
Alternative Job Titles
Sometimes employers post jobs with Account Manager skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:
- Sales Account Manager
- Senior Account Manager
- Account Director
- Commercial Lines Account Manager
If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.
Here are the employers that have posted the most Account Manager jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.
- Allied Universal (1349)
- Hub International (1307)
- Lee Enterprises (875)
- PricewaterhouseCoopers (814)
- UnitedHealth Group (707)
- Allied Universal (54)
- Charter Communications (52)
- PricewaterhouseCoopers (40)
- Bank of America (21)
- Usi Insurance Services (20)
NC State Programs Relevant to this Career
If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!
- Business Administration Master's Degrees
- Business Essentials Undergraduate Certificates
- Leadership in the Public Sector Undergraduate Certificates
- Leadership in the Public Sector Undergraduate Degrees
- Professional Communication and Managerial Skills Graduate Certificates