Business Development Director Salary in Chicago, Illinois

The average pay for a Business Development Director in Chicago, Illinois is $102,090 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, Contract Negotiation, Proposal Writing, Marketing Management, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM).

$59,709 - $157,640
MEDIAN: $102,090

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$59,709 - $157,640  
$4,485 - $48,479  
Profit Sharing
$103.04 - $33,935  
$0.00 - $35,895  
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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).
$67,871 - $190,731  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 125
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Experience Affects Salaries

National Average

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Skills That Affect Salaries

Strategic Project Management
up arrow 22%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 18%

Proposal Writing
up arrow 16%

Marketing Management
up arrow 11%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 10%

Sales Management
up arrow 10%

Account Management
up arrow 8%

Project Management
up arrow 5%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 2%

National Average

up arrow 3%

Strategic Marketing
up arrow 21%

Strategic Sales
up arrow 26%

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%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 11%