Highest Commission Sales Jobs
Sales is all about the money and different sales gigs have different ceilings. With over 15 million in a sales roles from healthcare to finance the salaries swing from industry to industry. To add to the complexity, every company has a different cap on commission per sale. Some vary by business already closed (I.e $0-$150K = 10%, $150k-$250k = 13% etc…).
As a rule of thumb In SaaS sales, an Enterprise Account Executive will earn on average 10% commission on each sale. If you’re in sales at a company where the deals are worth more revenue you can start doing the math and big six figure salaries are at play several million dollar deals are commonplace, such as Salesforce, and you consider these commission rates, it’s certainly possible to close half a million a year. Sales salaries are broken down by commission + base salary totaling what is called On Target Earnings ‘OTE’.
According to Compgauge here are the 3 highest account executive jobs out there:
1. Salesforce – Account Executive, Level 9 (AE9)
Salesforce Account Executives (Level AE9) top our list of highest commission sales jobs. SalesForces sells CRM software to businesses and all shapes and sizes. The enterprise role will be targeting the largest companies in the world. Most deal will inevitably closed with relationships at the top of the house on the C-suite level.
- Gross Earning Potential: $1,000,000
- Median Compensation Package: $320,000
- Base Salary: $160,000
- Commission Earned at 100% of Quota: $160,000
- Signing + Stock Bonus ($ Value / Year): $45,000
View all Salesforce Account Executive Salaries.
2. Anaplan – Strategic Account Executive
Second highest is the Strategic Account Executives at Anaplan, best known for its enterprise cloud planning platform, have a gross earning potential north of $740,000. This role is a full sales cycle role where sellers need to source their own leads all the way to close. You’ll work with Anaplan’s largest customers as a Strategic Account Executive, which means a high potential for large commissions.
- Gross Earning Potential: $742,000
- Median Compensation Package: $270,000
- Base Salary: $135,000
- Commission Earned at 100% of Quota: $135,000
- Stock + Signing Bonus ($ Value/Year): $0
View all Anaplan Account Executive Salaries.
3. Amazon Web Services – Account Manager, Level 7 (L7)
AWS L7 Account Managers place fourth on our of large commission sales jobs list with a $700,000 gross earning potential.
- Gross Earning Potential: $700,000
- Median Compensation Package: $390,000
- Base Salary: $175,000
- Commission Earned at 100% of Quota: $120,000
- Stock + Signing Bonus ($ Value/Year): $95,000
AWS Account Managers will work with some of AWS’s most strategic and large customers. This role includes all the sales support you’ll need to close these monster deals and trust us, AWS has all you ‘ll need. With Amazon HQ’d in Seattle you may have to set up shop in the northwest pacific but you will be traveling a lot regardless. View all AWS Account Manager Salaries.
Keep in mind that the average sales salary comes in around $242,634 as of August of 2021, so these roles above are the cream of the crop. Experience and relationships will get you there, keep on hustling!