Dental Sales Representative Salary
Dental Sales Representatives in the United States can expect wages of $40K per year on average. Although more than two-fifths lack health benefits of any kind, one-half do enjoy medical insurance, and just over two-fifths get dental coverage, too. The majority of Dental Sales Representatives (67 percent) who took the survey are female. Job satisfaction for Dental Sales Representatives is high. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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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.Read More...
To attract new business, dental sales representatives must do everything they can to make future clients see the value of the dentist's office and maintain knowledge of all services and products offered by their office. They should also be able explain dental procedures such as root canals, tooth extractions, and fillings. They may also inform customers of the costs of these procedures and help set up payment plans for customers who do not have insurance. Communication usually involves the phone, e-mail, or social media, though dental sales representatives may also attend trade shows to promote their businesses.
A bachelor's degree is generally required for this position, and a valid driver's license and strong communication skills are also required, as most dentists want their sales representatives to be fully capable of serving as the face of the business. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
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
Pay by Experience for a Dental Sales Representative has a positive trend. An entry-level Dental Sales Representative with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 16 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Dental Sales Representative with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 7 salaries. An experienced Dental Sales Representative which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 7 salaries. A Dental Sales Representative with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 5 salaries.
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