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Your highest commission earned in a month?

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braintank
Politicker
+6
Enterprise Account Executive
$81,344.61. Hoping to crack the 3 digit mark soon.ย 
JuicyKlay
Politicker
+9
AM
What are you selling???
braintank
Politicker
+6
Enterprise Account Executive
Enterprise security SaaS. Everybody needs it and the cost of doing nothing is HUGE.
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alyshahzi
Celebrated Contributor
+7
Sales Development Representative
More power to you @braintank๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿปย 
kiraugais
WR Officer
+9
I work on the WR product
Holy-macaroly ๐Ÿ˜ต ~ indeed, what do you sell?
SalesGal
Politicker
+6
Account Manager / FSR
I need to change industries...
popepius
OG Sales Savage
+7
Enterprise Sales Lead
That's unreal and awesome.ย My frame of reference is so far removed from this so I'm super curious (just a way different enterprise sales role & industry) โ€“ what does working a deal like that even look like from prospecting to closing?ย 
billy
Good Citizen
Sales Executive
Was that a check for the quarter or for one month?
braintank
Politicker
+6
Enterprise Account Executive
That was 1 month. It was the commission for one deal. That's post-tax.ย 
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Salesymcsalesface
Good Citizen
Sales Executive
Was this an anomaly or do you hit close to this regularly? Curious if this was a one-hit wonder and your usual month is way less. Either way, this is the dream.
braintank
Politicker
+6
Enterprise Account Executive
This was certainly a stand-out month and the culmination of a year-long deal. On average, I net about $15k per month.
LordOfWar
Politicker
+6
Director
$34,643.03 so far, but I've got one scheduled this year that will be at least $85k, if not more.

I scraped by for years, worked shitty jobs and got into sales but was losing deals due to failing products and company policies/gov't restrictions. Seeing these numbers on my earnings spreadsheet feels surreal. The whole last year feels surreal actually. We bought our first house, have baby no. 2 on the way and are set for a few years financially. I just started at this new job in fall 2019, so to anyone struggling out there, keep pounding, keep working, you will succeed.
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Wolfof7thStreet
Opinionated
+5
AE
Amazing, and like the last few people said super inspirational. Definitely still grinding to keep things stable and cant wait for this
LordOfWar
Politicker
+6
Director
It is a total grind, had so many rejections and product failures that took me really low at times. Keep at it, believe in what you sell and you will succeed.

Try to have fun too, that helps through the low parts. Even when I was making shit money I still loved what I did.
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Ho
Hoffman
Good Citizen
Account Executive
This is awesome!
LordOfWar
Politicker
+6
Director
Thanks, feeling pretty good about this year!
MagicFan1998
Politicker
+4
Account Executive
This is so motivational. Thank you!
LordOfWar
Politicker
+6
Director
Gotta stay positive, you've got this!
popepius
OG Sales Savage
+7
Enterprise Sales Lead
Dangggg man. What industry are you in?ย 
LordOfWar
Politicker
+6
Director
B2B and government sales - manufacturing.
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I_cant_read
Catalyst
+5
Ent. AE
75k, made in one day... beneficiary of an outrageously stupid but great ramp comp planย 
braintank
Politicker
+6
Enterprise Account Executive
No shame in taking advantage of the plan. That's what smart sellers do!
paddy
Arsonist
+9
Account Executive
$15k. Not much but for my age holy shit I'd never seen that kind of money before. Wish I was wiser with spending it but live and learn my friend
braintank
Politicker
+6
Enterprise Account Executive
I remember my first $10K commission check. My boss pulled me into the office to congratulate me and tell me how proud he was of me. Was a pivotal moment in my career. The sudden realization of "holy crap I could be rich!" Set a goal to buy a house by the end of that year and squirreled away $40K for a down payment. Ended up selling that house a few years later and pocketing $100K in profit.
BCD
Politicker
+6
BDR
Goalsย 
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Tres
Politicker
+6
Account Executive
$20k here, same thoughts about the amount and using it
paddy
Arsonist
+9
Account Executive
I used mine to travel because I was like 22 but oh well, it was worth it
BigMeech
WR Officer
+11
Coors Light Advocate
Biggest one I remember was around $80K pre tax.ย 
WCK
Politicker
+8
Padre de Tequila
I am in awe at y'all. This is goals for me lol.
BigMeech
WR Officer
+11
Coors Light Advocate
Just got lucky. SaaS contracts can suddenly balloon when more use cases get added in. That plus I was maxed out on accelerators helped.
SheWOLF
Opinionated
+2
Director
"pre-tax" always such a beautiful number. That's fantastic!ย 
SDMHGWarrior
Tycoon
+13
CEO
$833,000 - long story but I closed a HUGE deal I had worked on for 3 years. They had to pay up front so I got commiss all in one month. That was a goooood year.ย 
wahmsales
WR Officer
+10
SDR
The taxes on that must have been crazy!
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SheCloser
Good Citizen
Staring down at you from the top of the stack rankings
Amazing to see that hard work pay off!!!!!
Smithy
Politicker
+4
Director of Sales
ยฃ59,385+ basic salary.ย 


alyshahzi
Celebrated Contributor
+7
Sales Development Representative
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coolcat
Opinionated
+2
Sales Executive
120k before taxes ๐Ÿ’ธ
CaneWolf
Politicker
+12
Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
Never had monthly commission structures but $130k in a quarter pre-tax was pretty fucking dope.
LordOfWar
Politicker
+6
Director
Probably got a nice little tax refund too. I get boned up front but get a nice surprise come tax time.
CaneWolf
Politicker
+12
Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
Would always rather have the money up front.
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aiko
Politicker
+7
Sr. Account Executive
18k in one month. 17k the next month. 5k the third month ๐Ÿ˜ฅ. The rollercoaster is real.ย 
breezyboiii
Politicker
+5
Sales Boiii
hahahaha shieetttt, literally going through on this ride right now.ย 
LordOfWar
Politicker
+6
Director
I feel this one, my comp resets in March and doesn't ramp back up until late summer.
BlueJays2591
Politicker
+6
Business Development Manager
23k. good money but nothing compared to some of the numbers people are posting
poweredbycaffeine
Politicker
+7
Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
$18K as a BDR. Earned on a 7-figure deal I wrangled in for my AE.
CaneWolf
Politicker
+12
Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
That is absurd. I didn't make that much for several years on an AE on my own deal.
poweredbycaffeine
Politicker
+7
Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
1% on all closed business as an Enterprise BDR! Had a few other smaller ones, but this was also our second-largest deal of all time--not a common thing to happen. Though, a peer of mine made ~$25k on the biggest deal along with maxing out his accelerators.
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mmsells
Politicker
+2
Account Executive
$35k commission one month, most of it came from an upsell opportunity
thegrinch
Politicker
+5
SDR
7k commish on top of 4.2k base as an SDR
SalesHead
Opinionated
+4
Manager, Business Development
a $7k month as an SDR is great! Congrats!ย 

thegrinch
Politicker
+5
SDR
Thank you so much. It was the one month I was on a ramping quota so I tried to make the most of it :-)
ButteredUp
Politicker
+2
Inside Sales Rep
$500
ButteredUp
Politicker
+2
Inside Sales Rep
About 300 after tax
Hotlead
Politicker
+6
SDR
I was there it happened
Tres_Comas
Politicker
+6
Account Executive
$137,016. Selling enterprise security into a F100 organization. Still to this date the only 6-figure commission check I've earned.ย 
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Bloodhound
Good Citizen
Recruiting Manager
I've got $37k coming next month (as long as these damn clients pay their bills). If I wasn't on a Draw commission it would be even better but such is life.ย 
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itz_thecloser
Old School Bravo
Account Executive
$99,077.19 - SO close to 6 figs
slaydie
Politicker
+5
Account Executive
wow
AssistantToTheRegional
Opinionated
+3
Enterprise Account Executive
Hit 60k twice in back-to-back months.
BenitoBlanco_
Good Citizen
+1
Regional Account Executive
We got the news this month that basically our entire company is being laid off, so I decided I was going to stick it to the acquiring company laying us off by running my check up.

It's looking like I'll end up at around $40k commission this month.
be
bevering
Good Citizen
Business development Director
ยฃ98k after tax.
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Dealdaddy
Enterprise Sales Rep
ย $196k, but again, the culmination of a year long engagement. One deal basically made my entire number
DonDraper
Politicker
+4
National Sales Manager
Think it was around $23K - very jealous of the $75K plus ones on here.
LordOfWar
Politicker
+6
Director
You'll get there, and hey $23K is still an amazing month!
EQSales
Good Citizen
+1
VP of Sales
last deal as an IC was q4 $18MM global deal that took better part of 2 years, on a $2.5MM quota (of which I had closed $1.6MM). let y'all do the math
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SuicidalLizard
Good Citizen
+1
Enterprise Account Executive
Or just tell us the #ย 
JJASBE
Catalyst
+6
Sr. AE
$118k
Aaronlovessales
Opinionated
+4
Financial advisor
What do you sellย 
JJASBE
Catalyst
+6
Sr. AE
SaaS.ย  However, this was in a previous role. Though this is easily attainable when you sell to very large businesses.
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Go_Dukes
Good Citizen
+3
Enterprise AE
$79,000 and some change. With my base salary added it was over 83k for the month. Going to be hard to top thatโ€ฆ
Aaronlovessales
Opinionated
+4
Financial advisor
$48,000 would love to go higher
FatVeinyTip
Arsonist
+6
Account Exec
$9374 Black friday telecom sales
SheWOLF
Opinionated
+2
Director
$45k best month ever.ย 
Littlesaleslady
Opinionated
+3
Senior Account Executive
$25k on one deal, 500 users on security saas solution. Client was a bank, go figure lolย 
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