Field Sales Representative, Pharmaceuticals Salary

Pharmaceutical Field Sales Representatives who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up slightly less than three-fifths of Pharmaceutical Field Sales Representatives. Pay fluctuates from $62K to $113K per year, but expected earnings average $71K annually. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is career length, though the specific employer and geographic location have a (lesser) impact as well. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Pharmaceutical Field Sales Representatives, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$51,066 - $95,840
MEDIAN: $71,238

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$61,504 - $113,326  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 275
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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 report a focused set of job skills. Field Sales and Sales are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Sales.

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 with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $67K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $83K. Pharmaceutical Field Sales Representatives see a median salary of $96K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $104K.

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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.


70 %
30 %

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: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 2%