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Business Development Assistant Salary (United States)

Business Development Assistants in the United States can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $37K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of Business Development Assistants claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Business Development Assistants making up 79 percent. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Business Development Assistant Salary (?
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$28,386 - $49,140
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MEDIAN: $37,246
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Business Development Assistant Salary (?
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$10.46 - $20.34
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$28,386 - $49,140  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,936  
Profit Sharing
$100.00 - $1,900  
Total Pay (?
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$24,861 - $48,075  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 141
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.46 - $20.34  
   
Overtime
$15.40 - $39.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,936  
   
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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$24,861 - $48,075  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 98
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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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Survey results show that Business Development Assistants typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Market Research, Event Planning, Database Management & Reporting, 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. Office Administration and Database Management & Reporting also typically command lower compensation.

Pay Difference By Location

San Francisco
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New York
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Washington
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National Average
$35,000
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San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Business Development Assistants, 16 percent higher than the national average. Business Development Assistants will also find cushy salaries in New York (+11 percent) and Washington (+7 percent).

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Experience Affects Business Development Assistant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 12%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$35,000

Skills That Affect Business Development Assistant Salaries

Market Research
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National Average
$35,000
Event Planning
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Database Management & Reporting
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Office Administration
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Data Entry
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Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
79%
female alumni
 
Male
21%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 19%