Commissions constitute a big slice (roughly two in five on average) of overall compensation for Business Development Directors in Boston, Mass., and the median take-home for this group lies near $147K. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Business Development Directors in Boston. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 63 percent of Boston Business Development Directors are male. A large number get medical and dental insurance, and close to one-half get vision plans, too. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$60,043 - $170,740
MEDIAN: $122,953

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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 70

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About Boston, Massachusetts

Suffolk County, Massachusetts
322,149 (48.1%)
347,320 (51.9%)
Boston (pronounced /ˈbɒstən/ BOSS-tən) is the capital and most populous city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States. Boston is also the seat of Suffolk County, although the county government was disbanded on July 1, 1999. The city proper covers 48 square miles (124 km2) with an estimated population of 667,137 in 2015, making it the largest city in New England and the 23rd most populous city in the United States. The city is the economic and cultural anchor of a substantially larger metropolitan area called Greater Boston, home to 4.7 million people and the tenth-largest metropolitan statistical area in the country. Greater Boston as a commuting region is home to 8.1 million people, making it the sixth-largest combined statistical area in the United States. One of the oldest cities in the United States, Boston was founded on the Shawmut Peninsula in 1630 by Puritan settlers from England. It was the scene...

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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.

Although employees with less than five years' experience earn around $80K on average, the five-to-10 year group has a much higher, six-figure median of $108K. On average, Business Development Directors in Boston make $162K following one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $153K by contrast.

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Experience Affects Business Development Director Salaries

National Average

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Skills That Affect Business Development Director Salaries

Operations Management
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Strategic Sales
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Contract Negotiation
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Proposal Writing
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Strategic Marketing
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National Average

New Business Development
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Strategic Planning
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Account Management
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Marketing Communications
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Strategic Project Management
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Marketing Management
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Project Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.


37 %
63 %

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: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 10%