I hired a salesman with zero experience in sales about 4 months ago. He worked for 20 years in the property maintenance industry. He has been doing a decent job meeting my expectations. I chose to pay him a hourly rate of $19.00 per hour. I felt this was pretty fair for a zero experience salesman that is gaining experience at my expense. He has recently approached me for a raise. I told him we would sit down and talk and we did. The problem is that we are so far apart with an agreeable wage. He is asking for $24.00 per hour and on June 1st I raise him even more to $30.00 per hour. If someone out there could be give a typical pay scale for a salesman that would be appreciated. I have a 10 man shop and we stay busy year round here in the Denver Metro area. Any and all input would sure be appreciated!
Thanks so much,
confused in Denver