Benefits of Being a Pharmaceutical Sales Representative

Financial rewards including company car

A career in pharmaceutical sales offers some of the best benefits and perks anyone could ask for in a job. Starting salaries are typically in the low $30,000s and established reps can have a base salary in the $90,000s. Bonuses on top of that can easily push earnings into the six-figure range for top sales performers. But besides money, pharmaceutical sales have many other attractive incentives.

One of the best perks available to pharmaceutical sales representatives is access to the latest model company cars. These are typically mid-size sedans that are leased under the company’s fleet program. Some pharmaceutical companies even offer minivans to their sales force, and I’ve seen reps drive sport utility vehicles as company cars.

Company car leases are usually short-term, lasting only a few years, so sales reps are driving relatively new vehicles all the time. Once a company car lease expires,…

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