Field Sales Representative, Pharmaceuticals Salary

Pharmaceutical Field Sales Representatives in the United States pull down an average of $78K per year. With some bonuses approaching $31K, overall incomes of Pharmaceutical Field Sales Representatives generally spread between $65K and $130K depending on individual performance. While the company and geography impact pay for this group, career duration is the most influential factor. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The majority of Pharmaceutical Field Sales Representatives (64 percent) who took the survey are female. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Pharmaceutical Field Sales Representatives. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$57,675 - $110,647
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$78K
$110K
MEDIAN: $77,843
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$57,675 - $110,647  
   
Bonus
$9,899 - $31,380  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $11,635  
Commission
$0.00 - $33,433  
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$64,621 - $130,197  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 243

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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. Merck & Co., Inc. offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $111K. Other leaders in compensation levels are Sanofi at $110K, Astrazeneca, United States at $108K, and Actavis, where Pharmaceutical Field Sales Representatives annually earn $104K.

Pfizer, Inc., Eli Lilly and Company, and Boehringer Ingelheim Corp also rank near the bottom for pay, handing out $92K, $95K, and $99K-paychecks on average.

Pay by Experience Level for Field Sales Representative, Pharmaceuticals

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


Pharmaceutical Field Sales Representatives generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $70K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $89K. Experienced professionals who have spent one to two decades on the job can score lucrative paychecks that average out to $101K. Pharmaceutical Field Sales Representatives with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $110K.

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Key Stats for Field Sales Representative, Pharmaceuticals

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
50%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Field Sales Representative, Pharmaceuticals Salaries

Late-Career
▲17%

▲8%

National Average
$94,000

Mid-Career
▼5%

Entry-Level
▼26%

Skills That Affect Field Sales Representative, Pharmaceuticals Salaries

▲2%

National Average
$94,000

Sales
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
50%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 77%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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