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Question DetailsAsked on 6/14/2016

I knock doors for a roof co. To get new roofs on their home. WHATS MY FAIR PAY RATE? Etc..... Help me w this one?!

I've worked for a very well known roofing restoration company prior to this for 2 years.
I am a female-but hell, I sell the most out of all 18 of my co workers.
What's the pay starting out or generally speaking that I should get for this position
(After gettin a contract signed /approved by the adjuster/ after insurance company cuts the check) and what not .....

Because I feel as if I am treated differently at this new job. If I am under paid, while getting the most signatures & approvals -aka: the money....
(then I will be looking for another roofing company to work for :/ blah!!)

Please & Thank you!!!

K. Wallace

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Google this search phrase - normal commission for door-to-door roofing salesman - many good articles and blogs, including one good article on what to consider in working in door-to-door or cold-calling sales - how much you trust the owner to show accurate numbers, etc.

You will find LOTS of responses - I don't think AL can give you a response because this site is for looking for vendors, not employment-related - if you do get responses it will be because someone with roofing sales experience just happened to see your posting.

Lots of ways to get paid :

- flat hourly rate (probably about $20-25/hr top range but probably starting at $12-15/hr until a proven performer) - with possible bonuses for consistently hitting high sales

- flat commission - commonly 3-5% for leads with signed contract or insurance paperwork delivered to the owner, 10% total (including that 5%) of gross proceeds upon completed job - but some companies pull an overhead % off the top before figuring the percentage - should be around 5-10% of GROSS on the job.

- 20-50% of PROFIT on the job - but be careful because some companies pull an overhead % off the top first, and also if they are in a tight market with lots of competition they may do the job at cost plus a flat say $300-500 profit (so maybe only 3-10% total profit on the job, so 20-50% of that is only 1/2 to 5% of gross). Can also get sticky depending on how profits are figured - for instance, are losses subtracted from profits to get a monthly total number ? And what sort of things go into figuring the profit - can the owner spend most of the profit on new equipment or such to cut the profit on a "good" job down so you don't get a large cut ?

Answered 4 years ago by LCD

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