Typical starting salaries for medical sles representatives are about £18,000 to £24,000.
The range of salaries after three to five years' experience is approximately £25,000-£40,000.
Managers and senior level roles start around the £40,000 mark.
Successful sales staff can achieve high earnings consisting of a basic salary supplemented with performance-related pay.
You may work as part of a team of sales reps, sharing the same sales results, or independently.
Many companies offer other incentives and benefits such as a company car, laptop, mobile phone, private health insurance, holidays abroad and similar rewards.
Working hours typically include regular extra hours, but not weekends or shifts.
Work is typically office or home based but a substantial amount of time is spent travelling to and from clients. This means there are significant absences from home.
Self-employment/freelance work is usually not possible. The prospects for re-employment after a career break are good. Part-time work is possible.
Opportunities occur throughout the UK, but the job usually involves responsibility for a particular geographical area. Good sales staff may find themselves head-hunted from one company/region to another.
Smart dress and a professional appearance are essential.
Travel within a working day is frequent and may cause absence from home overnight on occasions. It is typical to attend client dinners on some evenings.
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