I’ve been offered a job with a roofing company currently expanding in my state (FL). My prior experience is working outside sales for a lumber (and other home bulidng materrials) company (5 years). The proposed compensation is as follows:
Salary: $40,000 year
Cell phone allowance
*Commission: 1/2 % of gross sales
My question is in regards to the commission. The percentage offered (half a percent of gross) seems very low. At that rate I’ll have to sell multiple millions to reach my salary goal (70,000-100,00k). Does this seem like a low commission rate based on the industry?