Entry-Level Business Development Director Salary

Earnings for Entry-Level Business Development Directors come in at around $73K per year on average. In the world of Entry-Level Business Development Directors, overall cash earnings stretch from $43K near the bottom to $143K near the top; these packages encompass bonuses that run close to $40K and profit sharing that can (albeit rarely) exceed $24K, along with commissions approaching $44K. Most Entry-Level Business Development Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high. Men working as Entry-Level Business Development Directors who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 55 percent. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — slightly less than a fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and more than half receive dental plans. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$41,514 - $125,693
$42K
$73K
$130K
MEDIAN: $72,989
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$11.34 - $35.73
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MEDIAN: $18.59
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$0$142K
Salary $41,514 - $125,693
Bonus $496.16 - $39,924
Profit Sharing $-0.49 - $24,240
Commission $5,034 - $44,046
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).
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$42,645 - $142,917
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 673
Hourly Data $0$39
Hourly Rate $11.34 - $35.73
Hourly Tips $1.25
Overtime $15.32 - $39.04
Annual Data $0$142K
Bonus $496.16 - $39,924
Commission $5,034 - $44,046
Profit Sharing $-0.49 - $24,240
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).
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$42,645 - $142,917
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 37

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Business Development Director Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $79,487

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Entry-Level Business Development Directors will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 54 percent. Entry-Level Business Development Directors will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+32 percent), Chicago (+29 percent), Atlanta (+26 percent), and Minneapolis (+23 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in San Diego, 12 percent below the national average.

Business Development Director Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Business Development Director in Broken Arrow:
The job is never the same 2 days in a row.

Business Development Director in Austin:
"The pay structure better."
Always make sure the pay structure matches an attainable goal for the company.

Business Development Director in Berkeley:
"Plan."
Plan incrementally, set goals and monitor your progress and compensation.

Business Development Director in Dayton:
"It's all about strategy."
Work smarter. Common sense goes a long way.

Business Development Director in New York:
"Business Development for seamless technolegy."
Find what makes you stand out, what you are great in and focus on it!

Business Development Director in Dallas:
"Be Thankful."
If you can't wake up each morning and thank God for your job/career, then you are not doing what you were meant to do!

Business Development Director in Boston:
"None."
Make sure that you know the budget you have autonomy to control.

Key Stats for Business Development Director

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 114 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
33%
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Skills That Affect Business Development Director Salaries


Microsoft Excel
▲9%

Negotiation
▲8%

Contract Negotiation
▲7%

Sales Management
▲7%


Account Management
▲4%

National Average
$79,000


Sales
▼2%

Strategic Marketing
▼4%

Project Management
▼5%

Operations Management
▼7%

Marketing Communications
▼8%


Marketing Management
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 114 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 23%
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