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Best Entry-Level Sales Jobs in 2024

RepVue Editorial Team
RepVue Editorial TeamJan 16, 2024

Sales is a dynamic and lucrative field, especially for people just starting their careers. Entry-level roles in sales — typically Sales Development Representative (SDR) roles — are not only gateways to professional growth but also offer substantial earning potential. Unlike many other entry-level positions, sales roles stand out for their ability to provide significant financial rewards early in your career. 

Here we share the highest-paying SDR sales jobs for 2024. 

How We Determine the Highest-Paying SDR Roles

Our focus for entry-level sales jobs is on the Sales Development Representative (SDR) role, and we’ve based the selection on the median on-target earnings (OTE) for SDRs. This data comes from current or former employees of each company. 

It’s crucial to remember that OTE differs from take-home pay and should be considered alongside factors like quota attainment.

Top-Ten Entry-Level Sales Jobs in 2024

Below we’ve included the list of companies as well as some additional information about base salaries, quota attainment, and top performers. Click the link to visit their company profiles and learn more.

(Data is current as of publication.)

PNC Financial Services Group

A leader in financial services, PNC offers a robust environment for SDRs. It offers a range of services including retail banking, corporate and institutional banking, and asset management. Sales Development Representatives at PNC Financial Services Group report earning a base salary of $110K and on-target earnings of $240K, with SDR quota attainment of 53%.

ALKU

ALKU provides specialized staffing and consulting services for niche markets. They focus on technology, healthcare, life sciences, and government sectors. SDRs at ALKU report earning a base salary of $50K and on-target earnings of $210K, with SDR quota attainment of 64%.

Capgemini

Capgemini is a global leader in consulting, technology services, and digital transformation. They provide a range of services including strategy and transformation consulting, application and technology development, and digital and cloud services. Sales Development Representatives at Capgemini report earning a base salary of $150K and on-target earnings of $200K, with SDR quota attainment of 47%

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is a real estate brokerage network. It offers services for buying and selling property, mortgage financing, and property insurance. SDRs at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices report earning a base salary of $85K and on-target earnings of $200K, with SDR quota attainment of 34%

National Instruments (NI)

NI provides cutting-edge technology solutions, specializing in automated test equipment and virtual instrumentation software. They offer solutions for testing, measuring, and controlling systems. Sales Development Representatives at National Instruments report earning a base salary of $105K and on-target earnings of $190K, with SDR quota attainment of 68%

McKesson

McKesson Corporation is a global healthcare company that provides pharmaceuticals, medical supplies, and healthcare information technologies. It is focused on improving healthcare supply chain management and streamlining the distribution of pharmaceuticals and medical products. SDRs at McKesson report earning a base salary of $95K and on-target earnings of $185K, with SDR quota attainment of 53%

Wunderkind

Wunderkind is a technology company specializing in performance marketing. It helps businesses personalize online experiences and engage customers through digital channels, enhancing customer acquisition and retention strategies. Sales Development Representatives at National Instruments report earning a base salary of $90K and on-target earnings of $185K, with SDR quota attainment of 68%

Becton Dickinson

A global medical technology company, Becton Dickinson provides a unique blend of healthcare and technology sales. They manufacture and sell medical devices, instrument systems, and reagents, primarily for healthcare institutions, life science researchers, clinical laboratories, and the pharmaceutical industry. SDRs at Becton Dickinson report earning a base salary of $60K and on-target earnings of $180K, with SDR quota attainment of 71%

Paycom

Paycom is a provider of comprehensive, cloud-based human capital management software. It offers solutions for talent acquisition, payroll, talent management, and HR management, aimed at streamlining and automating human resource processes. Sales Development Representatives at Paycom report earning a base salary of $100K and on-target earnings of $175K, with SDR quota attainment of 44%

Avigilon

Avigilon, a part of Motorola Solutions, specializes in designing and manufacturing advanced security surveillance solutions. They provide high-definition surveillance systems, including video analytics, network video management software, and hardware, focusing on public safety and security. SDRs at Avigilon report earning a base salary of $82.5K and on-target earnings of $165K, with SDR quota attainment of 76%

Find an Entry-Level SDR Role in 2024

The companies listed above are just a snapshot of the diverse opportunities available in 2024 for those embarking on a sales career. On the whole, median on-target earnings reported by all SDRs is $80,000 — a 5% increase over the previous year, and much higher than the average annual salary in the U.S. ($59,428).

RepVue’s complete SDR salary information can be found here.

Whether you’re interested in financial services, technology, real estate, healthcare, or any other sector, there’s a promising entry-level sales role waiting for you.

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