You know I love to get my hands on these things: the real, live numbers that prove how few people are actually making money in Mary Kay. Now let me set this up for you to prove that almost no one is making that “executive pay” in Mary Kay.
A sales director driving a Cadillac is supposed to do $96,000 wholesale production over two quarters. That works out to $16,000 wholesale per month, which equals a commission check of about $3,200 monthly (using an average commission rate of 20%). That equals $38,400 per year gross commission if the director is just meeting the Cadillac minimums. (And then you have all the business expenses that must be paid out of that!)
And there are plenty of Pink Cadillac drivers who don’t make the minimum production, so their commissions are even lower AND they have to pay extra money to the company to keep the car.
Why do I do these figures? So that you can understand that all the directors below Cadillac (which is the vast majority) are making less than that per year.
And here are the alleged figures from Mary Kay Inc. through a sales director:
I called corp. last week to find out numbers. As Directors we are among the top 2% of the company. There are 14,000 directors. Out of the 14,000 directors only 2,200 are in the Pink Cadillac. That is only 15% of the 2% are driving the Pink Cadillac. That is 1/3 of a % are in Cadillacs. CONGRATULATIONS to all who are in your Cadillacs!!! You ROCK. Did you get that? 14,000 sales directors in the U.S. Only 15%, or 2,200, are in a pink Cadillac. The director wisely points out that almost no one is in a Cadillac. Of the 750,000 or so total consultants in the U.S., those 2,100 in Cadillacs represent 0.28% or less than three tenths of a percent.
As of 2014, a reported 1,300 pink Cadillacs are on the streets in the U.S., meaning less than 10% of sales directors have them.
See how few in Mary Kay are actually making any money?
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