Do Car Salesmen Make A Lot Of Money??

The short answer is that most car salespeople don’t earn a whole hell of a lot of money.

Dealership salespeople average about 10 car sales per month, and earn an average of about $40k per year.

New vehicle sales rarely pay $300+ commissions, while used cars can sometimes pay $1,000 commissions.

Do car salesmen have a base salary?

Most dealerships pay salesmen a paltry base salary of roughly minimum wage. Salesmen then typically earn commissions of 25% of the dealership’s gross profit on the car. The commission can put an extra $300 to $400 in a salesman’s pocket per car sold, and the average salesman sells ten cars per month.

How much does a car salesman make at Mercedes Benz?

Mercedes-Benz Salaries in the United States

Popular Jobs Average Salary
Sales Manager 7 salaries reported $149,209 per year
Automotive Technician 15 salaries reported $18.73 per hour
Service Advisor 24 salaries reported $65,206 per year
Car Wash Attendant 32 salaries reported $11.73 per hour

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Can a car salesman make six figures?

If you can sell 20 or 25 cars a month, and “hold gross” (make a big profit) on each of them, you can make more than six figures annually. That’s the minimum the dealership will pay you when a car deal makes no money.

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