Field Sales Representative, Pharmaceuticals Salary

Average Pharmaceutical Field Sales Representatives in the United States make around $79K per year. Bonuses, profit sharing, and commission all factor into final incomes for Pharmaceutical Field Sales Representatives. Ranging between $66K near the bottom and $134K near the top, total earnings can include up to $33K from bonuses and up to $16K from profit sharing, with a high-performing minority reaping commissions of $36K. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by career duration, followed by the company and geography. The majority of Pharmaceutical Field Sales Representatives (61 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. Almost all claim medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision coverage. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$57,321 - $111,055
$57K
$79K
$110K
MEDIAN: $79,326
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Salary
$57,321 - $111,055  
   
Bonus
$9,832 - $32,832  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $15,513  
Commission
$0.00 - $36,259  
Total Pay (?
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$65,934 - $134,104  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 237

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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 all popular places to work. For Pharmaceutical Field Sales Representatives, comfortable salaries can be found at Merck & Co., Inc.; in fact, median earnings sit around $111K, the highest in the area. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Sanofi, Eli Lilly and Company, and Actavis, top-paying firms where Pharmaceutical Field Sales Representatives rake in a whopping $110K, $105K, or $104K, respectively.

Pfizer, Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim Corp, and Sanofi-Aventis, Inc. also rank near the bottom for pay, handing out $92K, $99K, and $100K-paychecks on average.

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
61 %
Male
39 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
50%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Field Sales Representative, Pharmaceuticals Salaries

Late-Career
▲16%

▲4%

National Average
$97,000

Mid-Career
▼7%

Entry-Level
▼28%

Skills That Affect Field Sales Representative, Pharmaceuticals Salaries

▲1%

National Average
$97,000

Sales
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
50%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
vision benefits
Vision: 76%
no benefits
None: 6%
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