Field Sales Representative, Pharmaceuticals Salary

The majority of Pharmaceutical Field Sales Representatives in the United States — slightly less than three-fifths — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $62K to $117K per year, and the median is $72K per year. Total cash earnings of Pharmaceutical Field Sales Representatives range from $62K on the low end to $117K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $30K and $10K, respectively. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the specific employer, though experience level and location have a (lesser) impact as well. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Women make up the majority of Pharmaceutical Field Sales Representatives (68 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$53,337 - $98,474
(Median)
$53K
$72K
$98K
MEDIAN: $72,083
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$53,337 - $98,474  
   
Bonus
$8,500 - $29,697  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,696  
Commission
$0.00 - $35,234  
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$62,292 - $117,337  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 335
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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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Pharmaceutical Field Sales Representatives flock to Pfizer, Inc., GlaxoSmithKline, Astrazeneca, United States, Actavis, and Sanofi, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. The biggest paychecks can be found at Merck & Co., Inc. — the median salary there is $114K.

Pay by Experience Level for Field Sales Representative, Pharmaceuticals

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Pharmaceutical Field Sales Representatives. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $68K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $86K. Pharmaceutical Field Sales Representatives claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $96K. Pharmaceutical Field Sales Representatives who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $104K on average.

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Experience Affects Field Sales Representative, Pharmaceuticals Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$88,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Skills That Affect Field Sales Representative, Pharmaceuticals Salaries


National Average
$88,000

Sales
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
48%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
medical benefits
Vision: 78%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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