Medical Sales Representative Statistics in the US

The average employee age for medical sales representatives is 46 years. The medical sales representative workforce reached a whopping 137,653 in 2020!

Among medical sales representatives, we discovered that 46.9% of them are women, while 49.5% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among medical sales representatives is White, which makes up 76.5% of all medical sales representatives. Comparatively, there are 13.3% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 4.6% of the Asian ethnicity. Medical sales representatives are also more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies. Taking it a step further, medical sales representatives are more likely to find a job in the health care industry.

From where do we know all information about medical sales representative demographics? We analyzed 5,500 medical sales representatives resumes to find out what the average demographics are for the job position. Just to be clear, by demographics we mean the study of population-based factors like age, race, and sex. On top of scouring through resumes, we also took note of job proposals from employers and Census Bureau data. And guess what? We found some pretty interesting information.

Medical Sales Representative Diversity

From race to gender and even age, we found the average demographic information on those who work as medical sales representatives. Keep reading to find out what the results for medical sales representatives were.

Medical Sales Representative Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among medical sales representatives is White, which makes up 76.5% of all medical sales representatives. Comparatively, there are 13.3% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 4.6% of the Asian ethnicity.

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  • White, 76.5%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 13.3%
  • Asian, 4.6%
  • Black or African American, 3.8%
  • Unknown, 1.5%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.3%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Medical Sales Representatives

The chart below shows that 62.9% of medical sales representatives speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 6.9% and Arabic is the third-most popular at 5.1%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 62.9%
  • French, 6.9%
  • Arabic, 5.1%
  • Italian, 3.4%
  • Hindi, 2.9%
  • Other, 18.8%

Most Common Degree for Medical Sales Representative

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for medical sales representatives. The most common degree for medical sales representatives is bachelor's degree. In fact, 69% of medical sales representatives earn that degree. A close second is master's degree with 15% and rounding it off is associate degree with 6%.

Job Title
  • Bachelors degree, 77%
  • Certificate degree, 7%
  • Masters degree, 7%
  • Associate degree, 6%
  • Other Degrees, 3%

Medical Sales Representative Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among medical sales representatives.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Medical Sales Representative Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the medical sales representative position over time.

Male
Female
77%
75%
72%
70%
67%
65%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

Medical Sales Representative Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of medical sales representatives changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

We determined the average age of medical sales representatives based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Number Of Years On The Job For Medical Sales Representative

By looking over 5,500 medical sales representatives resumes, we figured out that the average medical sales representative enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 40%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Medical Sales Representative Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of medical sales representative employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of medical sales representatives is 40+ years old, which represents 68% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of Medical Sales Representatives with Other Job Titles

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, outside parts sales and factory representative have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Avon Sales Representative9%87%
Avon Representative9%87%
Inside Sales Assistant22%74%
Medical Sales Representative50%47%
Commercial Equipment And Supplies Sales Representative85%10%
Factory Representative86%10%
Outside Parts Sales88%9%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Outside Parts Sales
Factory Representative
Commercial Equipment And Supplies Sales Representative
Medical Sales Representative
Inside Sales Assistant
Avon Representative
Avon Sales Representative
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Medical Sales Representatives with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to medical sales representatives.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Fuel Clerk7.47%
Medical Sales Representative10.18%
Shopper11.11%
District Sales Coordinator11.59%
Sales Counselor11.77%
Store Assistant15.91%
Advertising Sales Consultant16.88%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As Medical Sales Representative?

male-income
Male Income
$80,911
female-income
Female Income
$76,991

Medical Sales Representative Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that White men and White women make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
$92,566
$89,372
$86,177
$82,983
$79,789
$76,595
$73,400
$70,206
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Medical Sales Representative Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

All Race and Ethnicity
Educationascdesc
Incomeasc
High School Diploma or Less$80,859
Some College/ Associate Degree$86,177
Bachelor's Degree$106,508
Master's Degree$120,387

Medical Sales Representative Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White
$144,392
$132,390
$120,387
$108,385
$96,382
$84,380
$72,377
$60,374
High School Diploma or Less
Some College/ Associate Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree

Medical Sales Representative Heatmaps

The amount you can make as a medical sales representative can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of medical sales representatives is $153,986. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Medical Sales Representatives Earn The Most?

The map here shows where medical sales representatives earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are Medical Sales Representatives Located?

By looking through more than 5,500 resumes, we found that the most popular places for medical sales representatives are NY, New York and IL, Chicago.

Number of Medical Sales Representatives

Where Are Medical Sales Representatives In High Demand?

We looked over job openings to determine where in the country medical sales representatives are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings

Medical Sales Representative Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ medical sales representatives. We found that the most common company type is private. In addition, the industry that employs the most medical sales representatives is the health care industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire medical sales representatives.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies Medical Sales Representative Work In

Employees with the medical sales representative job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most medical sales representatives prefer to work at private companies over public companies.

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Private

Public

Government

Industry Concentration

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ medical sales representatives. Those industries include health care, pharmaceutical and manufacturing.

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Health Care

Pharmaceutical

Fortune 500

Manufacturing

Retail

Medical Sales Representative Jobs