I worked for Orkin for 7 years in 4 offices and would definately take a job as a technician over sales. My last year as a technician I earned almost 60,000 while the top salesman earned only 47,000. I also worked a whole lot less hours than the sales force. It also depends how populated your service area is, my service area was a 10 sq. mi. area in Brentwood, TN. Some routes cover several counties and reduce your ability to earn commission due to travel time. In this instance sales may be a better option. Salary positions are for management only. I also worked for Orkin as a manager, that is why I am no longer with the company. Whatever you decide do not let them talk you into a management position!