The average salary for an Experienced Sales Representative, Pharmaceuticals is $88,105.
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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
Sales Representative, Pharmaceuticals Tasks
- 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.
- Build relationships and identify the prospect's need for the products or services.
- 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.
Popular Employer Salaries for Sales Representative, Pharmaceuticals
The top respondents for the job title Sales Representative, Pharmaceuticals are from the companies AstraZeneca, United States, Eli Lilly and Company and GlaxoSmithKline. Reported salaries are highest at AstraZeneca, United States where the average pay is $101,541. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Novartis and Merck & Co., Inc., earning around $98,793 and $97,751, respectively. Boehringer Ingelheim Corp pays the lowest at around $79,336. GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $91,834 and $96,457, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Sales Representative, Pharmaceuticals
Skills in Account Sales are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Cardiology, Strategic Sales, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Field Sales.
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 $55,139 based on 103 salaries. An early career Sales Representative, Pharmaceuticals with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $63,056 based on 388 salaries. A mid-career Sales Representative, Pharmaceuticals with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $76,017 based on 235 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $100,868.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Sales Representative, Pharmaceuticals in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 18.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (12.7% more) and Cleveland, Ohio (10.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Tampa, Florida (6.4% less) and Dallas, Texas (5.4% less).
Years of Experience
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