Although medical sales reps report that relationships with patients and providers are the things they like best about their jobs, those who say they’re least satisfied with their jobs are also the ones who make the least, according to a survey of more than 1,400 reps. The MedReps.com survey also reveals what medical sales reps like least about their jobs: The boss.
Some 21% of respondents list “relationships with provides and patients” as the thing they like most about their jobs; only 6% said “money.” But the average income for reps who say they’re “very satisfied” is higher than the average for reps who are “somewhat satisfied.” And reps who are “very unsatisfied” also report the lowest average income:
Medical sales professionals earn an average total compensation of $141,464, according to MedReps.
As for the least-favored aspects of the job, 14% of those polled put “Management/leadership” at the top. Nine percent list “money” as their biggest peeve and 8% say travel is the thing they like least.
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