Field Sales Representative, Pharmaceuticals Salary

With slightly less than three-fifths 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 $62K to $113K per year and averages out to $71K per year. In the world of Pharmaceutical Field Sales Representatives, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $28K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $10K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $62K and $113K. This group's pay is mainly influenced by career length, followed by the company and geography. Most Pharmaceutical Field Sales Representatives like their work and job satisfaction is high. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Pharmaceutical Field Sales Representatives making up 70 percent. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$51,179 - $95,649

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$51,179 - $95,649  
$7,000 - $28,491  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,933  
$-0.50 - $34,478  
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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).
$61,684 - $113,045  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 280
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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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like 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, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $68K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $83K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Pharmaceutical Field Sales Representatives make a median salary of $96K. 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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Experience Affects Field Sales Representative, Pharmaceuticals Salaries

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Skills That Affect Field Sales Representative, Pharmaceuticals Salaries

Field Sales

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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%