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Wish you could find a new job or career that pays six figures but doesn’t require an advanced degree? You can stop dreaming.
Start practicing your sales pitch, though.
A new report from job-review website Glassdoor shows that employees can earn $100,000 or more working in account and corporate sales.
Scott Dobroski, a Glassdoor spokesperson, tells CBS MoneyWatch:
“The good news is there’s a wide experience level to become qualified for an entry-level salesperson. If you can sell a product and sell to a niche market, you are in a good position to become an account executive.”
The pay for such positions is based on commission, however. Dobroski says that means the pay isn’t guaranteed:
“If you aren’t closing, your whole livelihood is going to stink.”
Technology is the niche market to master for the best-paying job opportunities. All of the companies on Glassdoor’s list of the 10 best-paying employers for sales jobs are in the tech sector.
At the highest-paying company for sales jobs — German multinational software company SAP — the median total pay is $235,000, while the base pay is $110,000.
Median total pay in the top 10 ranges from $235,000 to $150,000. Companies that made the list are:
- CA Technologies
- EMC Squared
Meanwhile, median pay ranges from $127,500 (in San Jose, California) to $84,000 (in Dallas-Fort Worth) in the metropolitan areas with the best-paying sales jobs. Cities that made the list are:
- San Jose
- San Francisco
- New York
- Los Angeles
- Washington, D.C.
- Bridgeport, Connecticut
- Boulder, Colorado
- Dallas-Fort Worth
To view all 84 cities ranked, click here.
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