Question: What is the minimum pay required for outside salespersons in California?

Answer: If a Salesperson is away from the office more than 50% of the time, selling services or products, they may be considered “exempt” from overtime as an Outside Salesperson. If they are legitimately classified as “exempt” by meeting the job duties test of the Outside Sales Exemption, there is no minimum pay requirement. They can be paid a fixed salary, salary plus commission, or on a commission-only basis and there is no minimum wage or salary required.