saaskicker
Tycoon
5
Enterprise AE
Too good to be true? No. Not with a built up pipeline, product knowledge and knowing the inโ€™s and outs of the market + 4 years of expertise using that companies CRM and finding the best leads. Is it realistic that an external hire will see the same results in the first 12 months? Probably not. But the right person with the proper background and attitude could probably get close.
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Founding Account Executive
Agreed, she was one of their first SDR hires as well. So I get what you mean.
BmajoR
Arsonist
1
Account Executive
This is most certainly the case
CuriousFox
WR Officer
0
๐ŸฆŠ
Yup. They will always brag about the biggest success story and make it seem like it's the norm. Research.
jefe
Arsonist
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๐Ÿ
Possible but improbable
FinanceEngineer
Politicker
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Sr Director, sales and partnerships
The only ones making that much are selling for US companies or selling into the US, Middle East, or Switzerland.
0
Founding Account Executive
This is a US AI company, their best performing area per head count is in Europe.
sketchysales
Politicker
1
Sales Manager
Yes it does.
Diablo
Politicker
1
Sr. AE
Could be
braintank
Politicker
1
Enterprise Account Executive
Probably
GDO
Politicker
1
BDM
It sounds possible to me. However, it will be a top performer. Age does not matter when you crush quota's
braintank
Politicker
1
Enterprise Account Executive
Don't say "hr girl".
BmajoR
Arsonist
1
Account Executive
HR Person
oldcloser
Arsonist
2
๐Ÿ’€
Better than HR ho.
LambyCorn
Arsonist
1
A mfkn E
In theory, possible! Enterprise AE most likely has the chance of making that dough
LambyCorn
Arsonist
0
A mfkn E
315-380k USD
Beans
Big Shot
1
Enterprise Account Executive
AI is throwing money at talent to beat the bubble, entirely possible.
pirate
Big Shot
1
๐Ÿฆœโ˜ ๏ธ Account Executive
In London?? Sounds pretty fictional or it is just one time it is ever happened ever and has never ever happened since ever.
1
Founding Account Executive
Fair enough, what kind of salaries have you seen that are realistic?
pirate
Big Shot
1
๐Ÿฆœโ˜ ๏ธ Account Executive
I'd say around 50K pound base and 50K commission. Maybe 100k base in big tech companies with a lot of experience... Otherwise don't hear of it being a regular thing to earn that much. Hell otherwise I'm moving to London from Dublin.
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Founding Account Executive
Okay in 6 weeks of looking and searching ive seen higher numbers than that, so how have you seen these numbers?
pirate
Big Shot
0
๐Ÿฆœโ˜ ๏ธ Account Executive
Just based on talking with people whom I know who work in London. So it's more of hearsay.
Kosta_Konfucius
Politicker
1
Sales Rep
Top sales reps everywhere make it, but not everyone is a top rep or even wants to be one due to the amount of commitment needed
Sunbunny31
Politicker
1
Sr Sales Executive ๐Ÿฐ
It's nice to know it's possible, but an outlier doesn't represent the reality. What's the average?
0
Founding Account Executive
Didnt ask, she said she only knew of this AE
oldcloser
Arsonist
1
๐Ÿ’€
These numbers, when coming from HR in a screen call, have a margin of error influenced by the screenerโ€™s joy when they hear the candidateโ€™s enthusiasm after making the claim. The number is likely grossed up, but somewhere near accurate. If you hear that from a hiring manger, itโ€™s straight bullshit.
1
Founding Account Executive
fair enough, ill keep that in mind
1
Founding Account Executive
p.s I am getting much better and more comfortable in interviews. This was my 5th one I think.

One thing that I did really well in the interview is to say that I fkkkking love making money in a "good way". I have always hesitated to say that before in an interview even though everyone in this community and others told me to say it, but I think the HR girl loved it because they want sales guys to love money and it came across as genuine.
Gasty
Notable Contributor
1
War Room Community Manager
That's what made me enter SaaS and Sales with my first BDR gig 7 years back. I remember my then VP Sales - his eyes doing the cha-cha - when I boldly declared I wanted to out-coin everyone on his squad.
Pachacuti
Politicker
1
They call me Daddy, Sales Daddy
very possible, if you're good and work it hard.
kneehigh
Politicker
0
Senior Enterprise AE
I am one of those and I know other Ent AEs making those numbers in London if they are hitting quota or just above the numbers in OPs post. I am selling B2B SAAS solution with a ticket size of around $250k+ ARR with a 10 month sales cycle and I have around 7 years experience in Ent sales. Mainly selling into to finance and energy companies.
I would say it would take at least 2-3 years to get to that OTE level just given sales cycle and pipeline required (for Ent sales anyway) this all assumes you get hired on a pretty good base also ยฃ100k+.
sassy_seller
Executive
0
AE
i had quite few interviews where VP was highlighting the income based on top performer... then i figured that others were only 30-50% of that... I'd suggest to message current or ex-staff on Linkedin to know the real picture
Chevril
0
Regional Sales Director
AEโ€™s at my last co, were on a package of around ยฃ190k, so itโ€™s entirely possible overachieving reps are making ยฃ250-300k. This was in Data, not AI. That said, only one of my team overachieved last year, most were in the 80-90% bracket. They are Enterprise AEโ€™s.
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