For Dental Sales Representatives, annual average wages total $45K per year. Women make up a slight majority of Dental Sales Representatives (58 percent) survey respondents. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just under one in three lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by the larger part and dental coverage is claimed by the greater part. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$24,328 - $75,503
(Median)
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$45K
$76K
MEDIAN: $45,000
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$24,328 - $75,503  
   
Bonus
$6,700  
Commission
$11,000  
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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$26,791 - $77,999  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 28
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
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.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$6,700  
   
Commission
$11,000  
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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$26,791 - $77,999  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5
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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

  • 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 many Dental Sales Representatives, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $40K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $45K. Dental Sales Representatives see a median salary of $53K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $65K on average.

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Experience Affects Dental Sales Representative Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 47%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$44,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
medical benefits
Vision: 35%
dental benefits
None: 30%
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