Field Sales Representative, Pharmaceuticals Salary

Pharmaceutical Field Sales Representatives in the United States take home an average $78K annually. Cash earnings for Pharmaceutical Field Sales Representatives — including $32K in bonuses at the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $66K to $132K depending on individual performance. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by career length, followed by the specific employer and location. The majority of Pharmaceutical Field Sales Representatives (63 percent) who took the survey are female. For the most part, Pharmaceutical Field Sales Representatives enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$57,459 - $111,220
$57K
$78K
$110K
MEDIAN: $78,223
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$57,459 - $111,220  
   
Bonus
$9,853 - $31,791  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $15,781  
Commission
$0.00 - $34,765  
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$65,538 - $132,060  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 228

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Job Description for Field Sales Representative, Pharmaceuticals

  • Prepare and maintain records for sales leads and progress status of accounts.
  • Emphasize product features based on analyses of customers' needs, and on technical knowledge of product capabilities.
  • Build relationships and identify the prospect's need for the products or services.
  • Attend special training of products or services to understand technical aspects of solutions.
  • Sell the organization's technical products to established customers or develop new prospects within assigned territory.

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Astrazeneca, United States, Pfizer, Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim Corp, GlaxoSmithKline, and Actavis are top-notch employers for Pharmaceutical Field Sales Representatives in this area. Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Merck & Co., Inc. offers the most; Pharmaceutical Field Sales Representatives earn $111K on average there. Pharmaceutical Field Sales Representatives can also look forward to large paychecks at Sanofi ($110K), Eli Lilly and Company ($105K), and Actavis ($104K).

Pfizer, Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim Corp, and Sanofi-Aventis, Inc. are a few other employers known for handing out relatively lightweight salaries ($92K, $99K, and $100K respectively).

Pay by Experience Level for Field Sales Representative, Pharmaceuticals

Pay by Experience for a Field Sales Representative, Pharmaceuticals has a positive trend. An entry-level Field Sales Representative, Pharmaceuticals with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 44 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Field Sales Representative, Pharmaceuticals with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 64 salaries. An experienced Field Sales Representative, Pharmaceuticals which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $101,000 based on 129 salaries. A Field Sales Representative, Pharmaceuticals with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $112,000 based on 38 salaries.

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Key Stats for Field Sales Representative, Pharmaceuticals

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
50%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Field Sales Representative, Pharmaceuticals Salaries

Late-Career
▲18%

▲6%

National Average
$95,000

Mid-Career
▼5%

Entry-Level
▼26%

Skills That Affect Field Sales Representative, Pharmaceuticals Salaries

▲3%

National Average
$95,000

Sales
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
50%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 76%
no benefits
None: 6%