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Dental Sales Representative Salary

A substantial slice of final earnings for Dental Sales Representatives (just under one in three) arrives through commissions. Median overall income in this area is approximately $50K. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 53 percent. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,291 - $69,755
MEDIAN: $46,740

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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).
$34,209 - $89,144  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 48

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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.

Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Dental Sales Representatives — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $47K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $55K. Dental Sales Representatives who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $62K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $65K.

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.


53 %
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 17%