15 highest-paying jobs in pharmaceutical and medical sales

According to new research from  West Health Policy Center and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health major drugmakers have the potential to lose as much as $1 trillion in sales and it would still be the most profitable industry. “Large drugmakers are so profitable they could maintain their current investment in R&D – and their standing as the most profitable industry – even if they lose significant revenue,” Timothy A. Lash, president of the West Health Policy Center said.  In other words, there are plenty of jobs in pharmaceutical and medical sales. 

So which companies are hiring for $100K  jobs in pharmaceutical and medical sales the most? Ladders put together a list of the 15 companies hiring the most $100K+ jobs currently as well as for the most $250K+ jobs in this exciting field using data from its continuously updated database of high-paying jobs.

1. Cognizant Technology Solutions: 752

Though India’s second largest software company does plan to make significant layoffs in the upcoming quarters, they are currently hiring.

2. CVS: 690

CVS is working on some exciting projects with Aetna to improve healthcare.


3. Stryker Corporation: 356

Stryker Corporation is a Fortune 500 medical technologies firm based in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

4. Johnson & Johnson: 343

The health giant has signed on to be the first investor in a new consumer health technology accelerator.

5. Siemens: 331

Siemens AG is a German conglomerate company headquartered in Berlin and Munich and the largest manufacturing and electronics company in Europe.


6. GSK: 259

GlaxoSmithKline plc is a British multinational pharmaceutical company headquartered in Brentford, London

7. HCA: 247

Hospital Corporation of America is an American for-profit operator of health care facilities. Its based in Nashville, Tennessee and currently manages 168 hospitals and 116 freestanding surgery centers in the United States and United Kingdom.

8. Publicis Group: 216

Publicis Groupe is a French multinational advertising and public relations firm and is the oldest and one of the largest marketing and communications companies in the world.

9. Medtronic: 215

Medtronic just hired this Top Chef star to help with its diabetes awareness.

10. Amgen: 197

Though Amgen announced some end of the year layoffs, there are still many positions open.

11. Becton Dickinson: 191

The medical technology company that manufactures and sells medical devices, instrument systems and reagents.

12. General Electric: 186

One of the most iconic companies of all time is currently hiring.

13. Abbott Laboratories: 181

The healthcare giant has 74,000 employees.

14. Merck: 170

Merck just acquired Calporta Therapeutics for $576 million.

15. Takeda: 166

The health company just announced it would be selling its over-the-counter and prescription drugs to Germany’s STADA Arzneimittel AG for $660 million.