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Medical Device Sales Representative Salary

A big portion of take-home pay for Medical Device Sales Representatives — roughly one-half, in fact — arrives through commissions. This profession's median overall income is approximately $74K. In the world of Medical Device Sales Representatives, overall income ranges from $37K near the bottom to $156K at the top; this can include more than $51K from bonuses and more than $9K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the specific employer, followed by career length and location. The majority of Medical Device Sales Representatives (62 percent) survey respondents are male. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. For the most part, Medical Device Sales Representatives enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$35,715 - $98,734
(Median)
$36K
$59K
$99K
MEDIAN: $58,663
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$11.34 - $36.75
(Median)
$11
$18
$37
MEDIAN: $17.00
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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.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$35,715 - $98,734  
   
Bonus
$496.65 - $50,831  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $8,726  
Commission
$4,784 - $111,246  
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).
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$37,493 - $155,546  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 852
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$11.34 - $36.75  
   
National Annualized 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.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$496.65 - $50,831  
   
Commission
$4,784 - $111,246  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $8,726  
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).
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$37,493 - $155,546  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 50

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Job Description for Medical Device Sales Representative

Medical device sales representatives are responsible for selling medical devices to both companies and private practice clinics. The representative is tasked with locating potential customers and giving a persuasive demonstration of the devices to those which show interest. As with other sales jobs, an effective medical device sales representative possesses strong communications skills and a friendly personality, so as to effectively address the questions and concerns of potential customers.

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Medical Device Sales Representative Tasks

  • Explain products to clients and match the correct product to the right group.
  • Work with clients to increase visibility and usage of devices.
  • Develop relationships with potential and existing customers, knowing their needs.
  • Create sales reports and document interactions.

Medical Device Sales Representative Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Medical Device Sales Representative


Leading companies who hire large numbers of Medical Device Sales Representatives include Stryker Corp., Medtronic, Inc., Biomet Inc., Johnson & Johnson, and Depuy Orthopaedics, Inc. Employees of Medtronic, Inc. can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $130K; however, pay is widely dispersed from bottom to top, ranging from $54K to $290K.

Popular Skills for Medical Device Sales Representative


Survey results imply that Medical Device Sales Representatives put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, facility with Clinical Education, Technical Sales, and Account Sales are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 36 percent, 35 percent, and 26 percent, respectively. For most people, competency in Customer Relationship Management indicates knowledge of Clinical Education.

Pay by Experience Level for Medical Device Sales Representative

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


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $60K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $87K. Experienced professionals — those with 10 to 20 years in the field — see salaries in the six-figure territory, securing around $105K on average. Medical Device Sales Representatives who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $100K.

Medical Device Sales Representative Reviews

What is it like working as a Medical Device Sales Representative?

Medical Device Sales Representative in Little Rock:
"Constantly Learning About The Latest Medical Technology."
Pros: Fast paced and requires an entrepreneurial mind set.
Cons: Long hours sometimes.

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Experience Affects Medical Device Sales Representative Salaries




National Average
$74,000


Skills That Affect Medical Device Sales Representative Salaries


Technical Sales
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Account Sales
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Medical Devices
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Operating Room / OR
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Strategic Sales
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Sales
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National Average
$74,000

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 157 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 16%
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