The US national average salary range for a pharmaceutical sales representative ranges from approximately $50,000 to $135,000. Please keep in mind that salary may vary due to experience in the field, education, geographic location and other variables.
There is much controversy in pharmaceutical companies and their marketing. Many spend more on advertising than they do dollars for research. In 2004, pharmaceutical companies invested over $1.7 billion in advertising in Canada alone.
It truly depends on your job experience, education background and geography. However, most new pharmaceutical sales representatives will make a base salary of $45,000-55,000 and an average bonus of $12,000-$24,000.