Business Development Associate Salary

Business Development Associates in the United States can expect to earn an average of $49K per year. Overall cash earnings for Business Development Associates stretch from $34K on the lower end to $85K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $17K from bonuses and $10K from profit sharing. While tenure and the individual firm impact pay for this group, location is the most influential factor. A large number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to over one-half. For the most part, Business Development Associates enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 51 percent. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$35,345 - $79,678
$35K
$49K
$80K
MEDIAN: $49,259
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$10.94 - $25.51
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MEDIAN: $16.90
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$35,345 - $79,678  
   
Bonus
$295.17 - $17,456  
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $10,213  
Commission
$1,939 - $24,602  
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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$33,555 - $84,728  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,219
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$10.94 - $25.51  
   
Overtime
$18.40 - $39.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$295.17 - $17,456  
   
Commission
$1,939 - $24,602  
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $10,213  
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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$33,555 - $84,728  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 195

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Job Description for Business Development Associate

Business development associates help increase growth and sales for their company. The field in which they work may vary, including everything from information technology (IT) to marketing to engineering. Much of the position is focused on developing strategies to build new client relationships while maintaining existing relationships.

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Business Development Associate Tasks

  • Develop, execute and evaluate new plans for expanding increasing sales.
  • Document all customer contact and information.
  • Supervise implementation, advocate for the customer's needs, and communicate with client.
  • Identify, prioritize, and reach out to new business categories, partners and opportunities.

Common Career Paths for Business Development Associate


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As Business Development Associates transition into upper-level roles such as Business Development VP, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Business Development VPs earn $147K on average per year. Business Development Managers or Business Development Directors are common next-step roles for Business Development Associates moving up in their careers; annual pay for Business Development Managers is $28K higher on average, and it's $62K higher for Business Development Directors.

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The biggest paychecks can be found at Corporate Executive Board (CEB) — the median salary there is $44K; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with the lowest salaries sitting near $39K and highest ones in the neighborhood of $72K.

Popular Skills for Business Development Associate


Business Development Associates seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Business Analysis, Data Analysis, Powerpoint, and New Business Development are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 12 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Word, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel. Most people experienced in Business Development also know Sales and Market Research.

Pay by Experience Level for Business Development Associate

Pay by Experience for a Business Development Associate has a positive trend. An entry-level Business Development Associate with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 1,190 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Business Development Associate with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 246 salaries. An experienced Business Development Associate which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 106 salaries. A Business Development Associate with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 33 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,328

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Business Development Associates in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 23 percent above the national average. Business Development Associates will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+18 percent), New York (+12 percent), Atlanta (+10 percent), and Miami (+9 percent). The lowest-paying market is Dallas, which sits 13 percent below the national average. Employers in Philadelphia and Austin also lean toward paying below-median salaries (9 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

Business Development Associate Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Business Development Associate?

Business Development Associate in Houston:
"Work flexibility and company culture."
Pros: Not being under direct supervision is what I like most about my job. I have the freedom to accomplish tasks delegated to me in a manner I see fit.
Cons: This is a relatively new company and business model. The thing I like least is a lack of consistency. Issues are addressed on a case by case basis. Duplicate issues are often handled differently.

Business Development Associate in Chicago:
"Great experience where I've learned a ton."
Pros: I've worked 4.5 years as a business development associate doing a range of marketing and sales activities. The ownership and autonomy is what I like the most.
Cons: Stress level and compensation.

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Key Stats for Business Development Associate

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 160 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
65%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
2%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Business Development Associate Salaries

▲25%

▲21%

▲16%

National Average
$50,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Business Development Associate Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 160 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
65%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 16%