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Below is a list of links to anonymous job profiles of REAL PEOPLE who have filled out our survey and offered to share their insights with our users about their job in the Account Manager field.
ID Job Title Gender Age Earnings City & State Date
33933 Account Manager Female 25 $35,000 Brooklyn, NY 01/01/2010
33848 Account Manager Female 34 $55,000 Memphis, TN 01/01/2010
33148 Account Representative Female 27 $36,253 Nashua, NY 01/01/2010
32943 Assistant To Account Manager Female 21 $26,000 Austin, NY 01/01/2010
32808 Account Manager Freight Male 30 $73,000 Elkridge, MD 01/01/2010


The marketing and sales industry relies heavily on personal relationships, and account managers play a significant role in taking advantage of this interaction and communication. Account managers are tasked with the responsibility of handling marketing and sales efforts with a particular set of clients to maintain rapport and ensure that the clients will continue working with the company.

The duties of account managers are essential to their companies, since businesses need to be efficient at both adding and maintaining long-term clients. While they may not actually work on the account itself, their job is just as important. The primary function of account managers within a company is to make their clients happy. Clients need someone that they both like and trust when they want to discuss the business relationship and the work being done on their behalf. Because of the close relationships they develop, account managers are able to best understand a client?s expectations and communicate with them throughout the process.

The exact job of an account manager can vary greatly depending upon the size and the industry of the company?s clients. Additionally, they can handle accounts regionally, nationally, or globally, so there truly are a variety of options available in this type of position.

To read about the experiences of individual people as an account manager, check out one of the job profiles below. We have taken the time to chat with real marketing and sales account managers to get the inside scoop for you.

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