What are typical sales person salaries?

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Do some companies pay a lot more for this position than others? What does a top earner make in this field?

What skills should you learn to increase your salary?

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Nadia Chmeissani in Tampa, Florida

96 months ago

It really depends. It's great to have a base salary plus commission, but a sales person primarily relies on commission (and lots of it) if they are to be successful in sales. It does not take a lot more effort to be excellent than it does to be mediocre in sales. For example saying "I just want to pay my bills" shows that maybe you should not be in sales, but rather fully employed. The percentage of extra hard work to be in the top 10 percent is minimal, and the rewards are phenominal. It takes just that little extra push, or hard work to make a huge difference, which can translate to doubling, or even tripeling your income in very few months...

So, the question is: How much do you want to make?

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John Stone in Dallas, Texas

7 months ago

There is a wide variety of positions and pay availible. I have tried to distill some of this based on my experience on my blog. Check out the website and let me know if you have any questions:

entrylevelsalesjob.com/figure-out-what-kind-of-sales-job-you-want/what-are-the-highest-paying-sales-jobs/

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Burt Lange in middletown, New York

7 months ago

John,

Most of those companies that you mentioned are stressful environments. Monies good but you tend to live those jobs even when you go home.
Paycom is on the list of most stressful companies to interview for.

Do you know of any companies or industries that have/value many older Sales Reps?

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John Stone in Dallas, Texas

7 months ago

Burt Lange in middletown, New York said: John,

Most of those companies that you mentioned are stressful environments. Monies good but you tend to live those jobs even when you go home.
Paycom is on the list of most stressful companies to interview for.

Do you know of any companies or industries that have/value many older Sales Reps?

Burt,

You are correct, these jobs are stressful (last I heard Paycom's interviews are still brutal!). With that being said, they compensate accordingly. Do you have sales experince? I may be able to help get you connected depending on what you are looking/qualifed for. Go comment on one of my blogs and include your email so we can connect offline(It won't be published, I would provide mine but I don't want to post mine here). If I can help you I will.

John

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