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Field Sales Representative, Pharmaceuticals Salary

Pharmaceutical Field Sales Representatives in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and just over a half have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $71K annually, but may range from $63K to $115K per year. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer and location. The majority of Pharmaceutical Field Sales Representatives (68 percent) who took the survey are women. Most Pharmaceutical Field Sales Representatives like their work and job satisfaction is high. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$51,841 - $95,981
MEDIAN: $71,352

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$51,841 - $95,981  
$7,867 - $28,776  
Profit Sharing
$1,500 - $7,742  
$0.00 - $34,253  
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).
$62,938 - $115,355  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 282

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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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For Pharmaceutical Field Sales Representatives, comfortable salaries can be found at Actavis; in fact, median earnings sit around $106K, the highest in the area.

Professional skills reported by Pharmaceutical Field Sales Representatives are few in number. 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. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $70K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $85K. Pharmaceutical Field Sales Representatives who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $97K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $105K.

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 33 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%