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Business Development Director Salary in Chicago, Illinois

The average pay for a Business Development Director in Chicago, Illinois is $99,875 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, Proposal Writing, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and Account Management.

$58,960 - $153,384
MEDIAN: $99,875

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$58,960 - $153,384  
$2,878 - $43,631  
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $22,500  
$0.00 - $40,268  
Total Pay (?
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).
$69,262 - $182,468  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 115

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Pay by Experience Level for Business Development Director in Chicago, Illinois

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Business Development Director in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Business Development Director in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Strategic Project Management
up arrow 26%

Proposal Writing
up arrow 19%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 12%

Account Management
up arrow 11%

Sales Management
up arrow 10%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 8%

Project Management
up arrow 8%

Marketing Management
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National Average

Strategic Planning
up arrow 15%

Strategic Marketing
up arrow 19%

Strategic Sales
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.


30 %
70 %

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: 91% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 9%