Business Development Assistant Salary

A large fraction of take-home pay for Business Development Assistants comes from commissions — a little less than half on average, in fact. The median overall income in this field is approximately $36K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Work is enjoyable for Business Development Assistants, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Female Business Development Assistants make up most of the survey respondents at 78 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and a majority earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$28,821 - $49,955
(Median)
$29K
$37K
$50K
MEDIAN: $37,476
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$10.91 - $20.20
(Median)
$11
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$28,821 - $49,955  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,811  
Profit Sharing
$100.00 - $1,900  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$25,483 - $48,384  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 152
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.91 - $20.20  
   
Overtime
$15.63 - $40.14  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,811  
   
Profit Sharing
$100.00 - $1,900  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$25,483 - $48,384  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 94
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Job Description for Business Development Assistant

The business development assistant is hired by companies in a variety of industries, usually by the marketing department. Most companies require that the business development assistant has a bachelor's degree in marketing, public relations, or a related major. However, some companies will accept a high school diploma if the applicant has enough experience. In fact, most companies would like an applicant that has had several years of experience working in the industry of the company they're applying to. The business development assistant should have a good working knowledge of the Microsoft office suite of products. They will usually be working in an office setting, and travel is usually not required.

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Business Development Assistant Tasks

  • Create, organize, disseminate, and proof communication, presentation and documentation.
  • Build, check, and expand client database and key contact information.
  • Manage calendar, schedule, meetings, and communication for the Business Development team.

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Business Development Assistants report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Market Research, Data Management, Event Planning, and Office Administration are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Data Entry as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Database Management & Reporting and Office Administration also typically command lower compensation. Many workers who know Database Management & Reporting also know Event Planning.

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Experience Affects Business Development Assistant Salaries

Mid-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$36,000


Skills That Affect Business Development Assistant Salaries

Market Research
up arrow 10%

National Average
$36,000

Data Management
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Event Planning
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Office Administration
up arrow 6%

Database Management & Reporting
up arrow 8%

Data Entry
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 19%
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