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How much commission should an advertising salesperson charge?

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The amount of commission an advertising sales representative can expect to collect ranges from 8 to 50 percent. The exact amount depends on a number of factors, the most important being whether the representative also collects a base salary.

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In general, if the sales representative collects enough to live on through the combination of base pay and any stipends meant to cover expenses incurred through work, he can expect to receive a 15 percent commission or less. Representatives who receive no base pay and subsist only on commission generally receive a commission of 25 to 50 percent of the total sales they make.

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