Entry-Level Business Development Director Salary

Average Entry-Level Business Development Directors make around $74K per year. The range in cash compensation to Entry-Level Business Development Directors (largely between $44K and $145K) includes potential earnings of $35K from bonuses, $29K from profit sharing, and commissions of $46K in exceptional cases. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Business Development Directors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly one in five of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and the greater part claim dental coverage as well. Male Entry-Level Business Development Directors are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 56 percent of the field. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$43,324 - $127,048
$43K
$74K
$130K
MEDIAN: $73,833
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$11.26 - $35.83
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MEDIAN: $18.36
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,324 - $127,048  
   
Bonus
$503 - $35,340  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $29,361  
Commission
$5,068 - $46,369  
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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$44,356 - $144,658  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 670
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.26 - $35.83  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.25  
Overtime
$15.32 - $39.04  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$503 - $35,340  
   
Commission
$5,068 - $46,369  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $29,361  
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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$44,356 - $144,658  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 36

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $79,458

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With a pay rate for Entry-Level Business Development Directors that is 54 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 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 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
44 %
Male
56 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 108 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
34%
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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 108 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 21%
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