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Does anyone do this for a living or know someone that does? I imagine a lot of your remuneration must be tied to bonuses and incentives and the like, but how is the base pay
Totally depends on where you go and what not. You're probably going to have to take a very very minute entry level position ... perhaps part time at that in order to get in the door, period, and get another job on top of that to make ends meet.
Depending on the city, box office/ticket sales jobs are unionized. In New York City you basically have to be blood line in order to get in the union, but once you're in, it's a good ride. Kind of going away from sports and arenas, I know at the Broadway show houses, the box office employees are often making more than the actors in the production.
If you have any P.R. experience, getting in the door working with promotions can get you in and get you in working with the box office. At some venues I've worked with before, the P.R. person oversees the box office management.