Dental Sales Representative Salary

Commissions comprise a big part of overall income for Dental Sales Representatives. The median take-home amount in this area is around $50K, and on average, just under a third of that final number comes from commissions. Male Dental Sales Representatives are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 53 percent of the field. Most Dental Sales Representatives are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and more than half earn dental coverage. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,165 - $70,066
(Median)
$30K
$49K
$70K
MEDIAN: $48,570
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$30,165 - $70,066  
   
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$0.00 - $29,696  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$32,650 - $88,576  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 45
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Job Description for Dental Sales Representative

  • Provide customers with product samples and catalogs.
  • Recommend products to customers, based on customers' needs and interests.
  • Answer customers' questions about dental products, prices, availability, product uses, and credit terms.
  • Identify prospective customers by using business directories and following leads from existing clients.

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Pay by Experience Level for Dental Sales Representative

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Dental Sales Representatives, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $46K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $56K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $63K in this role. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $65K on average.

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Experience Affects Dental Sales Representative Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%

Experienced
up arrow 27%

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

National Average
$50,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 18%
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