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Sales Development Representativeย 5 months ago

SDR > AE

I have 1+ years experience as an SDR and am ready to make the move to a midmarket/SMB/Growth AE role and think I'm more than qualified with 1 year experience. Thoughts? And is 70k base 140k OTE the standard salary for this role?
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USAEAccount Executiveย 5 months ago
For an SDR-AE promotion, you can sometimes get shafted on your comp in Year 1 as they know that most SDR's are desperate to get out of the position and are generally some of the lowest paid people in the sales org.

Depending on your location, whether itโ€™s an SMB or MM position, and if itโ€™s an internal or external promotion, you can expect $120k-$140k for year 1.

Although many people have been promoted to AE
after 6-12 months in my experience that's certainly not the average. I would say 1.5-2 years is the typical time SDR's are promoted internally or even considered for an AE role externally.
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