8 Highest Paying Sales Jobs for 2023
All sales professionals care about is money. Well, we know that’s not true, but it’s a huge factor in deciding where to work next! That’s why we put together this updated list of the highest paying sales jobs for 2023. If you are looking for the highest paying sales jobs you have come to the right place.
Which companies are paying their sales reps the most in 2023? Tap on a company below to view more stats on each sales org like quota attainment, product market fit score, and inbound lead flow score. The roles include enterprise account executives, strategic account executives, and SLED account executives.
How do we define “Highest Paying”?
This list is sorted by OTE or on-track earnings for each sales role. Data is reported by either current or former employees for each company within the last 12 months.
Now, let’s dive right into the data!
Updated March 2, 2023.
8 Highest Paying Sales Jobs for 2023
1) IBM – $385,000
You may have heard of this one before. This behemoth of a company has been around since 1911! They continue to be a leader in the tech space coming in with a valuation of over 60 billion dollars. Strategic account executives here have an OTE of $385,000 and top performers can bring in $782,000 or more.
2) UiPath – $350,000
UiPath is a software automation company. They IPO’d recently and have a market cap of around 8 billion as of March 2nd, 2023. SLED AEs at UiPath have a reported OTE of $350,000 and top performers can bring in $945,000 or more. Around 56% of the reps are hitting quota.
3) Workboard – $350,000
If you don’t already know, WorkBoard enables teams to seamlessly transition from data analysis to team discussions and decision-making with purpose and context. This streamlined process allows teams to effectively track progress, identify and address issues, and leverage actual results for future projects and learning ops. Enterprise AEs here have a median OTE of $350,000 and top performers can bring in $497,000+. The amount of reps hitting quota there is below average though, coming in at 32%.
4) Salesloft – $340,000
If you work in the sales industry then you probably have heard of this popular sales engagement tool. Strategic account executives at Salesloft have an OTE of $340,000+ and top performers can bring in $876,000+.
5) Harness – $340,000
They are a software delivery platform that allows engineers and DevOps to build, test, deploy, and verify software, on-demand. Strategic AEs at Harness have a median OTE of $340,000. The top performing reps can bring in $1.26M.
6) Boomi – $330,000
Boomi was brought to the market in 2007 and offers integrations as a service along with API management. Enterprise AEs here have an OTE of $330,000 and the top performers are reported to bring in more than $1M a year.
7) Gong – $330,000
You have probably heard of Gong as well if you work in sales. Gong helps people out by analyzing customer interactions to give you the insights you need to better close deals. Strategic account executives here have a median OTE of $330,000 and the top performers can bring in over $1M per year. 55% of reps are hitting quota, which is above the industry average.
8) Palo Alto Networks – $320,000
Strategic account executives at this software company have a median OTE of $320,000 and the top performers can bring in over $956,000! 55% of reps are hitting quota here as well.
View full list of highest paying AE jobs here
Can salespeople make a lot of money?
After going through this list, it is clear that salespeople can make a lot of money, especially at large software companies. In the top roles they can bring in $350,000 and if you are a top performer you can bring in $1 million dollars or more in each year. Making this kind of money is not easy though, you have to be at the right company at the right time. Good luck!
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