The job of a pharmaceutical sales representative is a highly desired one. With a high salary, excellent benefits and perks, and the potential for growth, it’s easy to see why.
Many reps find themselves traveling hundreds of miles per week to visit with physicians and to cover their territory effectively. “When I’m not on a sales call, I’m typically working from a home office, a hotel room, or even from the car. So, depending on the size of the territory, overnight travel is often required,” Naveed Melhuish told us.
He also noted that a recent study found medical sales reps spend an average of 20 percent of their time traveling overnight. Increased travel often results in additional income: The average total compensation for a representative who travels 50 percent of the time is $160,200. This independence, coupled with impressive income, is a great benefit.
The Problem Is Being Fairly Compensated For Travel
A storm is brewing over the issue whether outside sales representatives are entitled to overtime compensation and whether they have been properly compensated. In 2006, an outside sales rep employed by international pharmaceutical company Novartis AG filed a $225 million class action lawsuit in a federal court in New York.
Many pharmaceutical reps are owed hundreds even thousands of dollars in back compensation. Compensation such as cell phone usage, gas mileage, room, board and travel expenses in many cases have been underpaid to many pharmaceutical reps.
How To Immediately Collect Compensation
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