The average salary for a Sales Representative, Pharmaceuticals is $78,691.
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Job Description for Sales Representative, Pharmaceuticals
Sales representatives in the pharmaceutical industry have a number of responsibilities, including calling on existing and potential clients to establish new accounts, obtain orders, service existing accounts, and implement brand strategies intended to convey the company's marketing message. They must also adjust the content of sales presentations to be client-specific and reflect any changes in products, services, policies, or competitive development. Pharmaceutical sales representatives strive…Read more
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Popular Employer Salaries for Sales Representative, Pharmaceuticals
The top respondents for the job title Sales Representative, Pharmaceuticals are from the companies Pfizer, Inc., Eli Lilly and Company and AstraZeneca, United States. Reported salaries are highest at Novartis where the average pay is $96,363. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer, Inc., earning around $93,794 and $89,648, respectively. Allergan, Inc. pays the lowest at around $70,808. Boehringer Ingelheim Corp and Eli Lilly and Company also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $76,327 and $80,492, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Sales Representative, Pharmaceuticals
Skills in Field Sales, Account Sales and Strategic Sales are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Sales Management and Customer Relationship Management (CRM).
Pay by Experience Level for Sales Representative, Pharmaceuticals
An entry-level Sales Representative, Pharmaceuticals with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $55,014 based on 104 salaries. An early career Sales Representative, Pharmaceuticals with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $63,124 based on 376 salaries. A mid-career Sales Representative, Pharmaceuticals with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $75,983 based on 229 salaries. An experienced Sales Representative, Pharmaceuticals with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $89,254 based on 545 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $100,868.
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Employees with Sales Representative, Pharmaceuticals in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 16.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Boston, Massachusetts (6.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in New York, New York (7.6% less), Houston, Texas (6.2% less) and Los Angeles, California (5.2% less).
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