If you are looking at becoming an Independent Contractor with Hunter Engineering, please do diligent research. Do not rely on the hiring manager for information. They will say and do whatever they have to in order to fill an open position, much the same as a used car salesman is trying to sell you his junk on the lot. Open territories are open for a reason, they are not viable. Do not be fooled by this company.
Hunter is a proud company and advertises $95K - $120K as a compensation range, the reality, net of expenses, is an average of $50K - $60K -- after the first year. The most likely scenario for the first year is somewhere near $0 net of expenses. If you are NOT the bread winner, or are looking for something to fill your time, then this may work for you. This is not a career. Do yourself a favor and find a real job.