Business Development Assistant Salary

The median total income of Business Development Assistants is around $36K, and for the average worker in this area, a good chunk of that (two-fifths, in fact) comes from commissions. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Female Business Development Assistants make up most of the survey respondents at 75 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and the larger part earn dental coverage.

$29,048 - $50,739
(Median)
$29K
$39K
$51K
MEDIAN: $38,879
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90%

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$11.09 - $19.94
(Median)
$11
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$29,048 - $50,739  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,500  
Profit Sharing
$1,700  
Commission
$15,000  
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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$26,470 - $49,641  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 169
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.09 - $19.94  
   
Overtime
$15.10 - $40.42  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,500  
   
Commission
$15,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,700  
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).
)
$26,470 - $49,641  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | 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 use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Market Research, Marketing Communications, Data Management, and Event Planning 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 Microsoft Excel also typically command lower compensation. Database Management & Reporting and Event Planning are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

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Experience Affects Business Development Assistant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$36,000


Skills That Affect Business Development Assistant Salaries

Market Research
up arrow 8%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 6%

National Average
$36,000

Data Management
up arrow 2%

Event Planning
up arrow 6%

Office Administration
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 7%

Database Management & Reporting
up arrow 9%

Data Entry
up arrow 29%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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