Looking to add a sales person on in the next 6 months. IF I were to pay a low base salary + commission...what would be a good starting point for both. The main focus of the expansion is commercial mowing/maintenance & small installs. I may be shooting to low but I was thinking $450.00 per week salary + 8% commission on maintenance sales. How do you generally work the commission? They get one time commission on the gross of the account or do they get a smaller amount of commission every month off that account until they day you no longer maintain that client?