Please translate/calculate/explain this commission offer?? For a car dealership. ?
Hello and thank you so much for helping me figure this out. I was offered a job at a car dealership for a sales associate position.... but does this seem reasonable to you??
$19,200 a year plus commission? Working full time, 6 days a week. To me I was shocked it seems so incredibly low.
I can’t figure out wth this commission equation comes out to. Or what it means. Please explain, thank you kindly.
Looking for career advice: do you think this is still a good opportunity to pursue? Or would it be better to work a 34hr a week part time job making $13 and hour? Which will technically make me more money a year before sales compared to dealership job. Or is it likely I will sell enough cars to surpass that salary and make a good income.
- MamawidsomLv 71 month ago
You need to talk to the person at the dealership offering you the job. What is a "retail unit?" Is that mean a vehicle or does a vehicle get assigned more than one unit? How many units do most first-time salespeople sell? How many have been sold in the past 3 months? How do you get assigned a sale?
Until you have more information, you can't judge whether or not you are likely to make more money or less money. If you work 34 hours/week @ $13/hour, and work 50 weeks a year, you'll make $22,100 before taxes. If you get a base of $19,200, you'd need to sell at least 30 units @ $100/each to make more that the retail job. Is that something you should be able to do in a month, six months, never?
- EvaLv 71 month ago
Base salary is $9.23/ hour if you're working 40 hours a week. It's even less if you're working more hours. If your base pay + commission equals at least minimum wage for the number of hours you work, the dealership is legally fine. Personally, I wouldn't take it as the base is too low for working 6 days a week.
- nascar88gyrlLv 71 month ago
Most car dealerships want salespeople that are go-getters, not ones that sit back on their behinds just to rely on hourly pay. As of a week ago, a friend of mine had sold more than 20 cars at a Honda dealership. She's been SOTM many, many times because she's a go-getter.
- Anonymous1 month ago
< Which will technically make me more money a year before sales compared to dealership job >
Really? You can't work this out?
34 hrs/wk at $13/hr = $23,000 a year.
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- A HunchLv 71 month ago
You will definitely make more money with the car dealership IF you sale any cars.
And if you don't, they will cut you loose anyways
= so there is no harm in trying it
- JudyLv 71 month ago
You'll mak nost of your income from commissions if you sell.