Entry-Level Business Development Directors pull down an average of $74K annually. Bonuses, profit sharing, and commission all factor into final incomes for Entry-Level Business Development Directors. Ranging between $43K near the bottom and $146K near the top, total earnings can include up to $39K from bonuses and up to $25K from profit sharing, with a high-performing minority reaping commissions of $42K. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, close to one-fifth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by the larger part. Men working as Entry-Level Business Development Directors who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 57 percent. Most Entry-Level Business Development Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$42,391 - $127,744
$42K
$74K
$130K
MEDIAN: $73,669
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$10.21 - $35.20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$42,391 - $127,744  
   
Bonus
$481.77 - $38,941  
Profit Sharing
$986 - $25,342  
Commission
$4,975 - $41,703  
Total Pay (?
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$42,899 - $145,790  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 641
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$10.21 - $35.20  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.25  
Overtime
$24.65  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$481.77 - $38,941  
   
Commission
$4,975 - $41,703  
Profit Sharing
$986 - $25,342  
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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$42,899 - $145,790  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 28

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $79,777

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For Entry-Level Business Development Directors, busy Houston offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 51 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Business Development Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+50 percent), Chicago (+25 percent), Baltimore (+25 percent), and Minneapolis (+23 percent). San Diego is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 13 percent. Employers pay around 11 percent less in Atlanta and 7 percent less in Denver, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Business Development Director Advice

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

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 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!

Key Stats for Business Development Director

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 91 votes.
063
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
33%
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Skills That Affect Business Development Director Salaries

Strategic Sales
up arrow 8%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 6%

Sales Management
up arrow 6%

Negotiation
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 6%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 4%

Account Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$80,000


Sales
up arrow 3%

Strategic Marketing
up arrow 5%

Project Management
up arrow 6%

Operations Management
up arrow 6%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 10%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 11%

Marketing Management
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 91 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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