Entry-Level Business Development Director Salary

Entry-Level Business Development Directors take home an average $74K per year. Individual bonuses, profit sharing and commission for Entry-Level Business Development Directors — as high as $35K, $24K and $38K, respectively — each contribute to the degree of variation within overall compensation, ranging from $44K to $145K. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Men make up the majority of Entry-Level Business Development Directors (64 percent) survey respondents. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$42,196 - $125,831
(Median)
$42K
$74K
$130K
MEDIAN: $74,490
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$13.11 - $29.48
(Median)
$13
$19
$29
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$42,196 - $125,831  
   
Bonus
$309.13 - $34,881  
Profit Sharing
$1,030 - $24,468  
Commission
$1,987 - $37,752  
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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$44,365 - $144,671  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 785
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.11 - $29.48  
   
Overtime
$30.25  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$309.13 - $34,881  
   
Commission
$1,987 - $37,752  
Profit Sharing
$1,030 - $24,468  
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).
)
$44,365 - $144,671  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 29
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $80,695

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With a pay rate for Entry-Level Business Development Directors that is 48 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Entry-Level Business Development Directors will also find cushy salaries in New York (+31 percent), Baltimore (+24 percent), Houston (+21 percent), and Washington (+16 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 19 percent south of the national average, can be found in Denver. Employers also pay below the national average in Nashville (15 percent lower) and Seattle (7 percent lower).

Business Development Director Advice

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

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!

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Skills That Affect Business Development Director Salaries

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 9%

Strategic Sales
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Strategic Planning
up arrow 8%

New Business Development
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Negotiation
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Account Management
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National Average
$81,000

Strategic Marketing
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Sales Management
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Sales
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 8%

Project Management
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Operations Management
up arrow 14%

Marketing Communications
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Microsoft Office
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Marketing Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 106 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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