Commissions comprise a big part of overall income for Seattle Business Development Directors. The median take-home amount in this area is around $129K, and on average, slightly less than a third of that final number comes from commissions. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a large number. Men working as Business Development Directors in Seattle who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 57 percent. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$48,160 - $168,989
MEDIAN: $104,964

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$54,014 - $206,502  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 65

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About Seattle, Washington

King County, Washington
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338,784 (49.5%)
Seattle (/siˈætəl/) is a seaport city on the west coast of the United States and the seat of King County, Washington. With an estimated 684,451 residents as of 2015, Seattle is the largest city in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region of North America. As of 2015, it is estimated to be the 18th largest city in the United States. In July 2013, it was the fastest-growing major city in the United States and remained in the Top 5 in May 2015 with an annual growth rate of 2.1%. The Seattle metropolitan area is the 15th largest metropolitan area in the United States with over 3.7 million inhabitants. The city is situated on an isthmus between Puget Sound (an inlet of the Pacific Ocean) and Lake Washington, about 100 miles (160 km) south of the Canada–United States border. A major gateway for trade with Asia, Seattle is the...

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Pay by Experience Level for Business Development Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

The relatively untested earn a median of $88K per year, but survey respondents who have racked up five to 10 years of experience report a six-figure median of $113K. Business Development Directors in Seattle, Wash. claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $165K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $155K.

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Experience Affects Business Development Director Salaries

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Skills That Affect Business Development Director Salaries

Strategic Sales
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Strategic Planning
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Contract Negotiation
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Account Management
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National Average

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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Project Management
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Strategic Project Management
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.


43 %
58 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 80%
dental benefits
None: 2%