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Account Executive - Mid-Market I United States Account Executive - Mid-Market I



Sales & Business Development
United States
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024


What We Do: The Mid-Market Account Executive team works closely with both Sales Development and Marketing to drive the conversion of interested organizations to long-term customers. Our goal is to help compensation professionals leverage the Payscale technology, data and services to empower them to adopt a modern compensation strategy.
What You Do: As a Mid-Market Account Executive, you will use your experience and consultative selling skills to initiate long-standing relationships with prospective mid-market companies, in an assigned geographic area. In this role you will leverage your strong sales foundation including prospecting, lead qualification, research, customer personas, objection handling and more. You will partner with your Sales Development Representative to develop and execute a territory plan that will drive your mutual success.
As a Mid-Market Account Executive, a typical day may include the following…
  • Collaborating with your Sales Development Representative on territory planning to develop quality opportunities within assigned geographic territories
  • Helping to Qualifying all inbound leads by acting as a consultant where we seek to understand prospects needs and address them head on
  • Prospecting into accounts by employing innovative techniques and strategies for researching prospective companies and potential buyers to target with persona specific communication via email, phone, and LinkedIn
  • Overcoming objections and effectively communicating PayScale’s value propositions to key decision makers such as Senior Managers and Executives regarding appropriate product offerings
  • Staying current on industry trends and maintaining high level knowledge of competitor’s product offerings
  • Maintaining up to date records and providing valuable market intelligence to Marketing, Sales, and Product teams in sales tools like Salesforce and Outreach
  • Achieving monthly pipeline goals set by sales management
  • Continuous learning through mock calls, formal training, and regular coaching and feedback
  • Remain in contact with prospects/clients at all stages of sales cycle and beyond
  • Manage high velocity sales cycles from start to finish with a track record of successful revenue attainment
First Year in Role:
  • Month 3: You will have learned the ins and outs of the role through a combination of classroom style training, frequent practice and feedback, shadowing your team members and facilitating discovery meetings and product demonstrations. You will have built a solid relationship with your assigned Sales Development Representative to ensure an aligned territory plan.
  • Month 6: You will be developing pipeline, negotiating agreements, closing business, improving your partnership with your Sales Development Representative while continuing to hone your skills in discovery, objection handling, and targeted messaging.
  • Month 12: You will be a leader on the team and take an active part in improving the team as a whole, as well as assisting newer colleagues and developing more advanced sales skills
  • Bachelor's degree, or experience in sales and/or customer facing activities in a fast-paced environment.
  • 2-3 years of SaaS sales experience
  • Curious and active listener: You have a deep hunger to learn, coupled with a willingness to experiment. You ask a lot of questions. You recognize there is a difference between "hearing" and "listening" and you even pick up on what's not being said.
  • Resilient and self-motivated: You're always striving to build upon previous successes. You realize that the quickest path to success is through quick failures, so you aren't afraid to jump in and try something new.
  • Detail oriented: The little things matter! You're able to craft a process that keeps you on track.
  • Tech savvy: you love experimenting with new technology, and you quickly learn and adapt to new processes.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communicator: You are clear, concise, professional, and engaging over the phone. You have the ability to write a confident, persuasive, and professional email.
  • Collaborative: When we all succeed, we're better for it. You share your recipe for success without even being asked.
  • Sales Methodology: Familiarity with consultative selling methodologies, preferably MEDDICC
We'll teach you everything you need to know, but it's helpful if you are familiar with...
  • Salesforce or a similar CRM
  • Outreach or a similar sales enablement platform
  • MS Office Suite, especially Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint


In the spirit of pay transparency, we are excited to share the OTE for this position is $75,000. This OTE is made up of a target base compensation of $75,000 and commissions target of $150,000. If you are hired at Payscale, your final compensation will be determined based on factors such as skills, education, and/or experience. In addition to those factors – we believe in the importance of pay equity and consider any internal equity of our current team members as a part of any final offer. We also offer a generous compensation and benefits package (more information on benefits listed below).

Company Description

Payscale gives employers and employees confidence to know the what and why behind pay. With our leading data, technology, and experience we make it easier for you to connect compensation to goals.

As the industry leader in compensation management, Payscale is on a mission to help job seekers, employees, and businesses get pay right and to make sustainable fair pay a reality. Empowering more than 50 percent of the Fortune 500 in 198 countries, Payscale provides a combination of diverse and dynamic data sources, experienced compensation services, and scalable software to enable organizations such as Angel City Football Club, Target, United Healthcare, Gainsight, eBay, and The Washington Post to make fair and appropriate pay decisions. To learn more, visit www.payscale.com


Payscale has an employee centric remote-first model that provides you the flexibility to do your best work in a space that supports you, while also finding time to collaborate in person for the moments that matter.

In our remote-first model, employees can work from the location that works best for them. We do not have centralized corporate offices. Employees can choose to work from home, in company-paid co-working spaces, or any combination of the two that best suits their unique needs.

When it matters (usually no more than a few times a year) we take the time to gather for in-person events.

Payscale has employees across the US, Canada, and the UK, however we are currently unable to hire in the Quebec Province, Northern Ireland, and Hawaii.

Benefits and Perks

All around awesome culture where together we strive to live our 5 values:

  • Respect every individual, work as a team
  • Be Customer first, customer centric
  • Have a Bias towards action
  • Commit to excellence (we give our best everyday)
  • Make Data driven decisions

An open and inclusive environment where you’ll learn and grow through programs and resources like:

  • Monthly company All Hands meetings
  • Regular opportunities for executive leadership exposure through things like AMAs
  • Access to continued learning & development opportunities
  • Our commitment to a continuous feedback culture which allows us to drive performance and career growth
  • A growing network of Employee Resource Groups
  • Company sponsored volunteer hours
  • And more!

Our more standard benefits

  • Flex Paid Time Off, giving you flexibility to rest, relax and recharge away from work
  • 15 Paid Company Holidays, including an extended Fourth of July break, World Mental Health Day, and Juneteenth
  • A comprehensive benefits plan including medical, dental, life, vision, disability, and life insurance covered up to 100% by Payscale
  • 401(k) retirement program with a fully vested immediate company match
  • 12 weeks of paid parental leave for birthing or non-birthing parents
  • Unlimited infertility coverage benefits through our medical plans
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) options and company contribution each pay period
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) options for pre-tax employee allocations

Equal Opportunity Employer:

We embrace equal employment opportunity. Payscale is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. It is our policy that employees will not be subjected to unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, or ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, marital status, sexual orientation, political ideology, and any other basis protected by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to: recruitment, hiring, transfers, promotions, training, discipline, termination, compensation and benefits, performance appraisals, education, and social and recreational programs.

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