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Top Compensation for Sales Professionals

Cash

Bacon - bank - benjamins - big bucks - bills - biscuits - bookoo - bucks - cake - cash money - show me the money - chips - coin - dough - gold - green - G's - hundies - loot - mega bucks - nuggets - paper - pesos - plunder - scratch - scrilla - wad - tenspot...

There are a number of ways to summarize "top industries for sales professionals." This one is all about the Benjamins - making money!

So if you're motivated by money, and all sales professionals are, you'll appreciate the following. Keep in mind other important factors to take into consideration when interviewing: Culture, leadership, product - service, company reputation, employer of choice +more.


Top Industries

What industries have the most upside potential for dedicated sales professionals? Tech and consulting services lead the way.

  • Consulting Sales. Base, $120k - $250k. Commission's $25k - $3M
  • Consumer Packaged Goods. Base, $150k - $180K. Commission's $100k - $300k
  • Digital Media. Base, $170k - $180K. Commission's $130k - $220k
  • Medical-device. Base, $0k - $70K. Commission's $200k - $300k
  • Pharmaceutical. Base, $55k - $125K. Commission's $100k - $200k
  • Outsourced Services. Base, $150k - $200K. Commission's $200k - $500k
  • Software/SaaS. Base, $80k - $100K. Commission's $250k - $1M
  • Startup Business Development. Base, $70k - $100K. Commission's $100k - $200k
  • Telecommunications. Base, $70k - $100K. Commission's $100k - $200k

Top-performing software sales professionals, on the East or West Coast, will average between $200-400k annually with some soaring at or above $1M annually!
— Poise Inc via Department of Labor Statistics

Tech Companies w/Great Coin Potential

Reflects average earnings and *not top-performer earnings.

  • IBM. Average $150k
  • Avaya. Average $160k
  • Adobe. Average $163k
  • Salesforce. Average $175k
  • Microsoft. Average $190k
  • Symantec. Average $200k
  • EMC. Average $200k
  • CA Inc. Average $210k
  • Cisco. Average $211k
  • SAP. Average $235k

About software sales. It pays - very well! Demand is high and growing. Not impossible to break into the field. Career progression is rapid.
— Poise Inc

Top Cities

Which cities have the most upside potential for dedicated sales professionals? Silicon Valley leads the list with Cali written all over it.

  • San Jose
  • San Francisco
  • Boston
  • New York City
  • Los Angeles
  • Washington DC
  • Houston
  • Bridgeport
  • Boulder
  • Dallas-Fort Worth
  • Seattle
  • Raleigh-Durham
  • Atlanta
  • Sacramento
  • Hartford

DANE GROVE | POISE INC | TALENT ACQUISITION | SALES ENABLEMENT | 844-764-7346