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 just under three-fifths of Pharmaceutical Field Sales Representatives. Pay fluctuates from $62K to $115K per year, but expected earnings average $72K per year. In the world of Pharmaceutical Field Sales Representatives, overall cash earnings stretch from $62K near the bottom to $115K near the top; these packages encompass bonuses that run close to $29K and profit sharing that can (albeit rarely) exceed $10K, along with commissions approaching $34K. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by career duration, but the company and location are influential factors as well. Work is enjoyable for Pharmaceutical Field Sales Representatives, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Pharmaceutical Field Sales Representatives survey participants are largely women, dominating at 68 percent. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$51,706 - $96,273
MEDIAN: $71,588

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$51,706 - $96,273  
$7,946 - $28,758  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,933  
$0.00 - $33,935  
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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).
$62,261 - $115,034  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 298
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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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Actavis attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $106K.

Pharmaceutical Field Sales Representatives usually report a few specific 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.

Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $69K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $85K. Pharmaceutical Field Sales Representatives bring in $97K after working for 10 to 20 years. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $105K.

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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 34 votes.


68 %
32 %

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: 97% dental benefits Dental: 89%
vision benefits Vision: 78% employee benefits None: 2%