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Field Sales Representative, Pharmaceuticals Salary

With slightly more than half of Pharmaceutical Field Sales Representatives in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $63K to $114K per year and averages out to $71K annually. This group's pay is mainly influenced by career length, followed by the specific employer and geographic location. The majority of Pharmaceutical Field Sales Representatives (67 percent) who took the survey are female. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Most Pharmaceutical Field Sales Representatives report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$52,010 - $94,593
MEDIAN: $71,194

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XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$52,010 - $94,593  
$7,788 - $28,298  
Profit Sharing
$1,500 - $7,742  
$0.00 - $34,253  
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).
$62,808 - $114,287  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 267

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Job Description for Field Sales Representative, Pharmaceuticals

  • 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.
  • Build relationships and identify the prospect's need for the products or services.
  • 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.

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Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Actavis offers the most; Pharmaceutical Field Sales Representatives earn $106K on average there.

Survey takers who work as Pharmaceutical Field Sales Representatives usually report a few specific skills. Field Sales and Sales are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Sales and Field Sales.

Pay by Experience Level for Field Sales Representative, Pharmaceuticals

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $70K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $86K. Pharmaceutical Field Sales Representatives with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $97K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $103K.

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Experience Affects Field Sales Representative, Pharmaceuticals Salaries

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Skills That Affect Field Sales Representative, Pharmaceuticals Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.


67 %
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 97% dental benefits Dental: 89%
vision benefits Vision: 78% employee benefits None: 2%