variable pay

  

Definition

Compensation such as commission which, unlike monthly pay, must be earned every time to be obtained. Also called pay at risk.

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  • Before you too harshly judge how sleazy the typical car salesperson is, just remember they work for variable pay and their parents likely only met once.

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  • Being a salesman, contrary to popular belief, is a hard working and high stress job because everything is competitive along with the fact that compensation is variable pay.

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  • I had variable pay and I was a bit concerned about it because I was used to having monthly pay instead.

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