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Barney in Warwick, Rhode Island

58 months ago

I am interviewing for a traveling sales position. All expenses paid and commissions are paid. The base pay is in question. How much are base salaries these days?

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Gary Ferguson in Auburn, Washington

54 months ago

From my past experience, base pay is usually anywhere from $30,000-$55,000 dollars. That is not including any benefits such as health care, expenses, car allowance, laptop. Prospective employees who have more experience in sales would get a higher base salary DOE. Also if you have a product that has a long sales cycle or does not sell very fast or very well. you may want to adjust according to that. the point of a base is to keep you going until you can carry yourself with your commissions.
As a sales professional you should never rely on base as your main income. Those who do never sell much, and usually find themselves looking for a new job in 90 days.

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