Am I underpaid?

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illogicall

New Sales

BIO
23. Self taught web developer of 10+ years , sales man, adamant about good customer services and experiences!
illogicallmore
Jul 23 9 Comments

I have been with the company I work for currently for a little over 2 years now. I started off with very little knowledge but still pulled off 50k in gross sales in 2 weeks which blew any other salesman in my position out of the water. I shortly got a raise from $600 to $740 a week and my monthly commission was unchanged. Commission varies from 0.75% to 2%(see attached) based on gross sales volume. I have no benefits, no 401k, nothing, except for 7 days of paid vacation (I cap at 14 days and I get one day per year I’m with the company). I personally feel that my weekly pay isn’t sufficient and I don’t know if I can justify that feeling. I have collected over THREE million dollars for this company in two years, putting me on track to be their best sales man to date. I also currently outsell the company’s General Manager who is also 1/4 owner of the company.

The previous Sales Manager (whom royally screwed over the company and a lot of customers) was making $1000 per week plus the same commission as myself and he started making that pay during his second year. He was handling the website sales, his emails, and phones while I handled in store customers, the phones, my emails, and social media. Currently I handle purchasing, in stores, phones, emails, social media, and training our newest employee.

On top of all of this, another company in the industry that seems to have a LOT deeper financial reach as they have a ONE-Million dollar system, benefits, paid lunches, double employees, and higher tier clientele, has reached out to me offering a position for either a Performance Consultant position that would pay $85k starting (granted you hit target goals) with $100k a year being very very achievable OR an Assistant General Manager position (pay unknown). They don’t know me from a hole in the wall and have offered me this solely based on my social media posts and recommendations from my customers.

Am I underpaid?

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TOP 9 Comments
  • Location, Company, Industry
    Jul 23 3
    • New / Consultant Dial 1 now
      Location is very important here
      Jul 23
    • New / Sales
      illogicall

      New Sales

      BIO
      23. Self taught web developer of 10+ years , sales man, adamant about good customer services and experiences!
      illogicallmore
      OP
      Sorry, new here!

      Tacoma, WA. After market automotive, Honda heavy market. SpeedFactoryRacing. Company that offered me a job is National Speed; I’d have to go to Virginia.
      Jul 23
    • What is the compression for cost of living between those two cities?
      Jul 23
  • Lyft / Eng n00b0
    If you have an offer for the same work that is far above what you're currently being paid you're being underpaid.
    Jul 23 1
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    • Facebook derpd
      I don't think you're going to get any reasonable advice about automotive sales on blind.
      Jul 23
    • New / Sales
      illogicall

      New Sales

      BIO
      23. Self taught web developer of 10+ years , sales man, adamant about good customer services and experiences!
      illogicallmore
      OP
      It can’t hurt to try.
      Jul 23
  • PayScale / Sales erRx71
    Way underpaid. Try Seattle
    Jul 25 0