Medical device sales: Where do medtech sales reps earn the most?

May 1, 2013 by Brian Johnson

A state-by-state breakdown of salaries of medical device reps shows some surprising results.

Medical device sales: Where do medtech sales reps earn the most?

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.

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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.