For Business Development Directors in Houston, Texas, yearly average wages total $131K annually. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. For the most part, Business Development Directors in Houston enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. There are far more male Houston Business Development Directors survey respondents than women, making up 83 percent. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$75,503 - $179,095
MEDIAN: $131,111

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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 82

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About Houston, Texas

Harris County, Texas
1,149,686 (50.0%)
1,148,942 (50.0%)
Houston (/ˈhjuːstən/ HYOO-stən) is the most populous city in Texas and the fourth-most populous city in the United States, located in Southeast Texas near the Gulf of Mexico. With a census-estimated 2014 population of 2.239 million within a land area of 599.6 square miles (1,553 km2), it also is the largest city in the Southern United States, as well as the seat of Harris County. It is the principal city of Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land, which is the fifth-most populated metropolitan area in the United States. Houston was founded on August 28, 1836, near the banks of Buffalo Bayou (now known as Allen's Landing) and incorporated as a city on June 5, 1837. The city was named after former General Sam Houston, who was president of the Republic of Texas and had commanded and won at the Battle of San Jacinto 25 miles (40 km) east of where the city was established. The burgeoning port and railroad...

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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.

For Houston Business Development Directors, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $120K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $134K. Business Development Directors in Houston, Texas claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $151K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $172K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Business Development Director Salaries

National Average

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Skills That Affect Business Development Director Salaries

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Strategic Project Management
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Contract Negotiation
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Strategic Sales
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New Business Development
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Project Management
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Operations Management
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Strategic Planning
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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National Average

Sales Management
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Account Management
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Marketing Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.


17 %
83 %

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: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 8%