Business Development Director in Chicago, Illinois Salary

The average pay for a Business Development Director in Chicago, Illinois is $107,277 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Strategic Project Management and Contract Negotiation.

$60,402 - $160,327
MEDIAN: $107,276

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$60,402 - $160,327  
$4,500 - $45,000  
Profit Sharing
$103.04 - $33,935  
$0.00 - $80,879  
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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).
$70,109 - $190,947  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 130
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Experience Affects Business Development Director Salaries

National Average

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Skills That Affect Business Development Director Salaries

Strategic Project Management
up arrow 16%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 15%

Proposal Writing
up arrow 9%

Account Management
up arrow 6%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 5%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 4%

Sales Management
up arrow 4%

National Average

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Marketing Management
up arrow 6%

up arrow 8%

Strategic Marketing
up arrow 26%

Strategic Sales
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.


29 %
71 %

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: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 10%