If you’re looking to make big bucks in medical device sales, you might want to consider asking for a territory off the beaten path.
That’s because Utah, which houses 10 healthcare systems across its vast expanse, also boasts the highest salaries for medical device sales reps, according to a survey by online jobs board MedReps.
Medtech sales reps in the Beehive State earned an average total salary of nearly $219,000 in 2012, on a base salary of $110,000, according to the report.
Sales reps in Iowa also did pretty well, pulling in a reported $205,000 in total salary on a base of $128,000, with Idaho and Tennessee also showing strong.
Indiana, a traditional stronghold for the medical device industry, rounded out the top 5. Medical device reps pulled in $185,000 on a base salary of just below $100,000 last year in the Hoosier State.
The data compiled by MedReps came from a survey of nearly 1,500 respondents in the medical device, pharmaceutical, biotech, healthcare IT and other associated industries.
Medtech sales reps reported earning an average total salary of $154,753, 1% more than sales reps in health IT/software, 2.5% more than reps in biotech and 28% more than reps in the pharmaceutical industry, according to the survey.
Of the top 3 medical device markets in the U.S., reps in California earned the most: $158,000, on a base salary of $87,000. In Minnesota medtech reps earned $150,000 on a base salary of $99,000; Massachusetts device reps earned $142,000 on a base salary of $97,000.
For a full state-by-state breakdown of medical device reps salary, download the report here.