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April 19, 2022

4 Sales Careers That Make a Lot of Money

A common reason people choose a career in sales is the earning potential. Unlike many other industries, in many sales roles, there is the opportunity to get paid based on…

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Brandon Biafore

A common reason people choose a career in sales is the earning potential. Unlike many other industries, in many sales roles, there is the opportunity to get paid based on your performance. The better you perform in your job, the more you can make. Plus, great performance can help you quickly move up to more senior and better-paying positions.

So, which careers make a lot of money?

Here is a list of sales roles where you can expect a good commission and compensation package.

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1. Real estate agent

We’ve all seen how quickly real estate prices have shot up across Canada in recent years. This alone has driven up realtors’ earning potential. There really isn’t a cap on how much you can make annually. The more homes you sell and the more deals you broker, the more you can make.

2. Pharmaceutical sales representative

There is a lot of money in pharmaceutical and medical device sales. Working as a sales rep in the medical industry can lead to a comfortable living. But like most sales jobs, your performance will be the biggest indicator of how much you will make. Top salespeople in the industry make over $80,000 annually and up.

3. Software sales rep

The software industry continues to grow. More and more businesses are turning to and relying upon software solutions to aid in business processes and development. So there is a lot of earning potential for reps who can help companies identify and meet their software needs. Software sales reps can make up to $150,000 or more in senior-level positions.

4. Vice president/president/CSO

As you gain more experience and work your way up the sales career ladder, you can expect to see your compensation rise with each step. Working in senior management roles in sales you will easily make more than $100,000 annually.

This list is only scratching the surface of the types of sales roles where you can make a lot of money. But with most of these jobs, you must put in the work. You need to start from the bottom and work your way up. You need experience to qualify for these roles. When you do have the experience and prove you are a top sales talent, you can enjoy a lucrative career.

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Brandon Biafore Sales Recruiter

Brandon Biafore

With a background successfully leading sales teams (overseeing training & development, driving sales & revenue, and ensuring delivery of exceptional customer service while executing cost control), Brandon has a solid understanding of what it takes to succeed in sales leadership role, as well as the challenges faced by hiring managers in finding top sales talent.