Pay is great, if you don't mind taking HUGE risks.
Insurance Agent (Former Employee) – Oklahoma – February 20, 2018
100% cold call door-knocking commission for insurance sales. No leads. If you don't make a sale, you don't get paid. After 6 weeks they expect you to make 2 sales per day, which is impossible if you're new. However if you do make a sale, it's a big payday that comes in. That is IF your customer doesn't cancel their plan within the first year, which then you've got to give it back. You're expected to make enough sales to compensate for it though.
Doesn't help that you have to pay for your own hotel every night, Monday - Thursday night, occasionally Sunday - Friday night. Don't believe the "we respect your family time, and will never make you leave your house before 6 am on Monday morning" to go to your work town. I was shamed by my boss a few times in front of my co-workers for being late, because he expected me to leave Sunday afternoon to drive 7 1/2 hours to go to my job site a state away, so I could be there for the 8 am meeting. No paid travel, no company car. Expect to put 1000+ miles a week on your own car, with having to pay for your own gas.
6 am meeting every morning, 11 pm meeting every night. expected to be out the door of your hotel at 7 am, and hitting the road hard, making cold call door knock appointments till 11 PM, sometimes later if your appointment runs late. You'll meet some really great people out there, but if you're not making a sale with them, you're wasting your time.
Good pay when you make a sale.
No healthcare, no PTO or sick days, no company car or paid hotels. away from family Monday-Friday.