I'm currently interviewing for the Premise Sales position in Seattle. I've been told by the recruiter that income of $150,000+ is realistic and that the average rep makes $150,000. I was also told that at quota I would make $133,700, otherwise you don't make the cut.
I understand that upper 6 figure income won't come easy, will require great work ethic and sales ability (Of which I have both). Is the $150,000 income truly realistic? If so, how long does it take to build your pipeline of business and make that kind of money? If this income isn't realistic, what income would be? The base is $50,000 and the company provides a car allowance so it sounds like the truly have a rewarding opporunity.
Also, what kind of hours do the top sales reps work once they've been fully trained and know what they're doing? I've heard everything form 45+ hours to 70+ hours is typcial at Yellowpages.com. Does anyone know what the hours for a top performer would be?