MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Medical device sales representatives earned more on average than their peers in any other healthcare segment, including healthcare IT, according to a 2012 survey by MedReps.com.
Although base salaries in the pharmaceutical, biotech/biopharma and health IT/software segments were higher, when combined with commissions and bonuses medtech sales reps earned top dollar at about $155,000 per year.
The next top earners in terms of total take-home were health IT/software reps followed by biotech/biopharma reps, according to the survey. The medical device segment did not include medical equipment or dental sales reps.
With the exception of pharmaceutical reps, all segments had base salaries lower than $100,000 but reached about $110,000 or higher with commissions and bonuses.
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