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What is a fair percentage to pay a salesman? Do you base if off the profit of the job or on the total sale?

I have a a great guy that is bringing in new clients and work and I want to reward him for the efforts, but I dont want to overpay him that new work becomes less profitable that its not worth doing. I hope this makes sense. So if anybody has some insight please share!

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