This is the big one that depends on who you actually sign up with because corporate AT&T and other authorized retailers pay fairly similar but the commission can be drastically different depending on what goals that specific location has. Some stores are busier than others. When it comes right down to it, you have to look at the commission structure of every company, or of corporate, and decide if their goals are something that you can be willing to work towards. Once you learn how it all fits together, you'll know just what you need to hit a very nice commission check. As for now, it looks like you'll always get paid some sort of hourly money and then commissions. Just try to make your time for each shift as positive/productive as possible and you'll do just fine. The pay structure changes throughout the year to adjust for the company's specific focuses (i.e. if they want more DirecTV sold, they'll pay employees more for having sold it or make it a bigger portion of their payout). This isnt anything new, but it's nice to know ahead of time and not get surprised.