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Salary or Commission: Which one do you prefer?

Salary or Commission: Which one do you prefer?
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*Voting in this poll no longer yields commission.
πŸ”Ž Prospecting
πŸ‘‘ Sales Strategy
πŸ’° Compensation
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looper1010
Celebrated Contributor
+13
Account Executive
A nice mix.Β  A base to live off and commission to incentivize hard work.
ChicagoCloser1717
Politicker
+7
Account Manager
Agreed with this. I live off my base. Invest and celebrate off my commission
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Needer of Life Alert
This was a good poll of base/commish percentages:

https://bravado.co/war-room/posts/base-commision-split-percentage

I prefer base and commission. Need the piece of mind, especially since I have long sales cycles.
slaydie
Politicker
+5
Account Executive
In what context? Like would I do my job only on commission, no. But do I love my commission checks, yes haha
bamageorge
Celebrated Contributor
+9
International Sales Director
haha I hear ya, those commission checks are sweet.Β 
Kinonez
Celebrated Contributor
+9
WR Enthusiast
For sure, they keep you going!
Kinonez
Celebrated Contributor
+9
WR Enthusiast
The way I see it, your salary is to justify your losses. It for when a prospect slams the phone on you or insults you.Β 

The commission is there for your wins, for when you finally close a deal.

We need both to succeed!
TheRealVladimirPutin
Opinionated
+5
AE
I like the security of base but commission is also important. My company pays under market rate for base, massively so in some cases. Isn't an issue for me because I smash target, but I know it's a common complaint.Β 
FarmingU
Politicker
+8
Account Manager
Previously I had 70-30 Fix-commiss and feel great.
Now I have 60-40 and feels better as i am overachieving and pays more in the new company
paddy
WR Officer
+10
Account Executive
ΒΏPor que no Los dos?
bamageorge
Celebrated Contributor
+9
International Sales Director
Los dos es lo ideal!
EH20
Politicker
+3
Manager
Hey espanol en el war room yes!!!
Jackywaky
Arsonist
+9
Master of Disaster
both are fine; 70 - 30 commiss is ideal for meΒ 
AnchorPoint
Politicker
+8
Business Coach
Salary is simply a commission paid out over 12 months.
hurtscuzimold
Opinionated
+5
Dude abiding
It’s hard living on commission alone. Possible but it’s the fast track to stroke town. Once you can lock in that salary it makes life easier but selling harder. That’s why I need a mix. The drive to work harder with the security of that paycheck is the way to go when possible.
Santipodero
Politicker
+2
Sanix
lo mas correcto seria la mezcla no seria justo solo tener salarioΒ 
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Can you negotiate commission increases instead of base salary?
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1
Higher base salary or decent commission structure with accelerators?
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8
Which do you prefer?
Ae
+40
MichaelScottKnowsBest , Β  Jgre12 , Β  AessK Β  and 40 people voted
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How much do you make % wise in commission and base salary?
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