What is fair commission for employees? Examples: Referrals through an employee & Employee goes out and brings in the sale Standard, based on 2 companies I know of......appears to be 3%. I have someone working for me that has brought some useful referrals and I want to also get this person into sales. Not only will they make more money but it brings in more money for the company.........duh. Now, sometimes 3% just seems low. A $1,000 job would be $30 for the sale. I was thinking of setting a sale minimum commission of $50 and warrant a minimum sale of $1,000. Commission of $50 or 3% whichever is larger.