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Sales Development Representative United States Sales Development Representative



Sales & Business Development
United States
Posted on Friday, June 14, 2024


What We Do: The Sales Development team works closely with both Sales and Marketing to drive interest in Payscale's solutions, identify potential upsell opportunities, and use compelling messaging to pique the interest of our current clients. Our goal is to help compensation professionals learn how Payscale can empower them to adopt a modern compensation strategy.
What You Do: In this role you will build a strong sales foundation by learning everything from prospecting, lead qualification, research, customer personas, objection handling and more. You will be interacting with our customer base to help find the right solution for them and potentially find new opportunities for our Account Management team.
In this role, you will:
  • Collaborating with full cycle Account Managers and Customer Success Managers on territory planning to develop quality opportunities within assigned territories
  • Qualifying all Inbound and Marketing Qualified leads by acting as a consultant where we seek to understand customer needs and address them head on
  • Prospecting into customer accounts by employing innovative techniques and strategies for researching current clients and potential buyers to target with persona specific communication via email, phone, and LinkedIn
  • Overcoming objections and effectively communicating Payscale's value propositions to key decision makers such as Senior Managers and Executives regarding appropriate product offerings
  • High level knowledge of product offerings
  • Staying current on industry trends and maintaining high level knowledge of competitors product offerings
  • Maintaining up to date records and providing valuable market intelligence to Marketing, Sales, and Product teams in sales tools like Salesforce and Outreach
  • Achieving monthly pipeline goals set by sales management
  • Continuous learning through mock calls, formal training, and regular coaching and feedback
  • Bachelor's degree, or experience in sales and/or customer facing activities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Curious and active listener: You have a deep hunger to learn, coupled with a willingness to experiment. You ask a lot of questions. You recognize there is a difference between "hearing" and "listening" and you even pick up on what's not being said.
  • Resilient and self-motivated: You're always striving to build upon previous successes. You realize that the quickest path to success is through quick failures, so you aren't afraid to jump in and try something new.
  • Detail oriented: The little things matter! You're able to craft a process that keeps you on track.
  • Tech savvy: you love experimenting with new technology, and you quickly learn and adapt to new processes.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communicator: You are clear, concise, professional, and engaging over the phone. You have the ability to write a confident, persuasive, and professional email.
  • Collaborative: When we all succeed, we're better for it. You share your recipe for success without even being asked.
  • Salesforce or a similar CRM
  • Salesloft or a similar sales enablement platform
  • MS Office Suite, especially Outlook


In the spirit of pay transparency, we are excited to share the OTE for this position is $80,000. This OTE is made up of a target base compensation of $50,000 and commissions target of $30,000. If you are hired at Payscale, your final compensation will be determined based on factors such as skills, education, and/or experience. In addition to those factors – we believe in the importance of pay equity and consider any internal equity of our current team members as a part of any final offer. We also offer a generous compensation and benefits package (more information on benefits listed below).

Company Description

Payscale gives employers and employees confidence to know the what and why behind pay. With our leading data, technology, and experience we make it easier for you to connect compensation to goals.
As the industry leader in compensation management, Payscale is on a mission to help job seekers, employees, and businesses get pay right and to make sustainable fair pay a reality. Empowering more than 50 percent of the Fortune 500 in 198 countries, Payscale provides a combination of diverse and dynamic data sources, experienced compensation services, and scalable software to enable organizations such as Angel City Football Club, Target, United Healthcare, Gainsight, eBay, and The Washington Post to make fair and appropriate pay decisions. To learn more, visit www.payscale.com


Payscale has an employee centric remote-first model, providing flexibility to do your best work in a space that supports you and finding time to collaborate in person for the moments that matter. Payscale has employees across the US, Canada, and the UK with unlimited access to WeWork and Regus spaces. We are unable to hire in the Quebec Province, Northern Ireland, and Hawaii at this time.

Benefits and Perks

All around awesome culture where together we strive to live our 5 values:

  • Respect every individual, work as a team
  • Be Customer first, customer centric
  • Have a Bias towards action
  • Commit to excellence (we give our best everyday)
  • Make Data driven decisions

An open and inclusive culture where you’ll learn and grow through programs and resources like:

  • Monthly company All Hands meetings
  • Regular opportunities for executive leadership exposure through things like AMAs
  • Access to continued learning & development opportunities with dedicated quarterly learning hours and courses offered via Workramp
  • Our commitment to a continuous feedback culture which allows us to drive performance and career growth
  • A growing network of employee resource groups
  • And more!

Our more standard benefits (US)

  • Flex Paid Time Off, giving you flexibility to rest, relax and recharge away from work.
  • 15 Paid Company Holidays, including an extended Fourth of July break, World Mental Health Day, and Juneteenth
  • A comprehensive benefits plan including medical, dental, life, vision, disability, and life insurance covered up to 100% by Payscale
  • 401(k) retirement program with a fully vested immediate company match
  • 12 weeks of paid parental leave for birthing or non-birthing parents
  • Unlimited Infertility coverage benefits through our medical plans
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) options and company contribution each pay period
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) options for pre-tax employee allocations

Equal Opportunity Employer:

We embrace equal employment opportunity. Payscale is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. It is our policy that employees will not be subjected to unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, or ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, marital status, sexual orientation, political ideology, and any other basis protected by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to: recruitment, hiring, transfers, promotions, training, discipline, termination, compensation and benefits, performance appraisals, education, and social and recreational programs.