Business Development Director Salary in Seattle

Seattle Business Development Directors can expect wages of $115K annually on average. Men make up the majority of Business Development Directors in Seattle, Wash. (68 percent) survey respondents. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$58,466 - $179,238
MEDIAN: $114,745

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$62,140 - $214,202  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 90
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Business Development Directors in Seattle who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Whereas the median salary for inexperienced employees is approximately $75K, incomes in the five-to-10 year group are significantly higher, averaging to the comfortable six-figure sum of $137K. Business Development Directors in Seattle, Wash. bring in $152K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $156K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Salaries

Contract Negotiation
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Strategic Planning
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Strategic Sales
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Account Management
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National Average

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New Business Development
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Strategic Project Management
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.


32 %
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 9%