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Field Sales Representative, Pharmaceuticals Salary

Pharmaceutical Field Sales Representatives in the United States can expect to earn an average of $72K per year. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by experience level, followed by the company and geography. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Work is enjoyable for Pharmaceutical Field Sales Representatives, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
$51,977 - $94,246
MEDIAN: $71,622

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National Salary Data (?
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.
$51,977 - $94,246  
$7,667 - $28,663  
Profit Sharing
$2,500 - $9,000  
$0.00 - $35,101  
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).
$63,419 - $114,023  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 238
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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. Skills that pay less than market rate include Sales.

Pay by Experience Level for Field Sales Representative, Pharmaceuticals

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

For many Pharmaceutical Field Sales Representatives, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $70K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $86K. On average, Pharmaceutical Field Sales Representatives make $97K following one to two decades on the job. 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 $103K on average.

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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 29 votes.


69 %
31 %

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: 96% dental benefits Dental: 89%
vision benefits Vision: 77% employee benefits None: 3%