Salesforce.com is an online software company and with the level of pay, they truly know how to take care of their own "salesforce". This only proves that when the sales team is paid well, the overall company performance also does well. Not only is the pay attractive, but also nice perks and bonuses. Read the original article here: CNN MONEY best companies- Top paying companies.
When you view the other jobs, there are a lot of other industries represented and occupation such as attornies, engineers etc. A sales position was ranked #1!
Browsing the other highest paying companies, #6 was also another sales position: Sr. Oncology Sales Specialist
Millennium rewards top performing employees with phantom and restricted stock
through a long-term incentive plan.
Other perks include a tuition benefit up to $10,000 a year; pet insurance
subsidies; an on-site camp for employees' kids; food deliveries from a local
farm; and an unlimited sick-pay policy that says, "If you are sick, stay home
until you feel better." Everyone gets three weeks' vacation -- plus a week off
between Christmas and New Year's.
The world's largest maker of insulin, Denmark-based Novo Nordisk provides its
U.S. employees with world-class pay and benefits for helping save the lives of
diabetes patients in 179 countries.
Other benefits include:
The company also matches 50 cents on the dollar of employees' 401(k)
contributions, with an average automatic contribution of 8% of an employee's
Top salespeople receive a five-day trip for two to destinations like Monte
Carlo, Maui, or the Bahamas; those who earn big for five years straight get a
$5,000 bonus, company car upgrade, and other perks. To mark a recent revenue
milestone, the company's entire sales force was treated to a "training at sea"
cruise in the Virgin Islands.
Finding a sales role being on the top spot for pay is something that does not surprise me one bit. Without sales, a company cannot survive and grow. Like the popular saying, "nothing happens until something gets sold", and professionals that make this happen get paid nicely to make it happen.