Dental Sales Representative Salary

Average Dental Sales Representatives in the United States make around $49K per year. Most Dental Sales Representatives report high levels of job satisfaction. Although the greater part have medical coverage and a little less than half have dental coverage, roughly two-fifths claim no health benefits at all. Female Dental Sales Representatives survey participants are more prevalent than men — 60 percent of professionals. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$21,447 - $78,350
$21K
$49K
$78K
MEDIAN: $48,696
10%
50%
90%

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$12.24 - $16.50
$15
MEDIAN: $14.74
50%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$21,447 - $78,350  
   
Bonus
$10,000  
Commission
$12,000  
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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$23,672 - $81,094  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.74  
   
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$10,000  
   
Commission
$12,000  
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).
)
$23,672 - $81,094  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5
© PayScale, Inc. @ www.payscale.com

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Job Description for Dental Sales Representative

A dentist's office can be a hectic place in which every team member has an important role. One of the lesser-known roles in a dentist's office is that of a dental sales representative, who is responsible for ensuring that people find out about the business and become customers. They must be aggressive when searching for new clients and responsive to current clients when questions arise, and prior work experience in a dentist's office is not necessarily required, though prior sales experience is highly beneficial. Dental sales representatives must also be prepared to use a variety of methods to boost sales for the business.

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Dental Sales Representative Tasks

  • 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.
  • Provide customers with product samples and catalogs.
  • Recommend products to customers, based on customers' needs and interests.

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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 income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Dental Sales Representatives in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $40K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $41K. Dental Sales Representatives with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $60K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $65K.

Key Stats for Dental Sales Representative

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Dental Sales Representative Salaries

Late-Career
▲36%

Experienced
▲25%

National Average
$48,000

Mid-Career
▼14%

Entry-Level
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
vision benefits
Vision: 27%
dental benefits
None: 40%
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