Entry-Level Business Development Directors can expect to earn an average of $74K per year. Bonuses, profit sharing, and commission all factor into final incomes for Entry-Level Business Development Directors. Ranging between $44K near the bottom and $147K near the top, total earnings can include up to $36K from bonuses and up to $25K from profit sharing, with a high-performing minority reaping commissions of $42K. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and around one in five lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by the greater part. Most Entry-Level Business Development Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high. Men make up a slight majority of Entry-Level Business Development Directors (58 percent) who responded to the survey. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$43,005 - $128,373
(Median)
$43K
$74K
$130K
MEDIAN: $73,714
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$10.16 - $35.56
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$18
$36
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,005 - $128,373  
   
Bonus
$394.53 - $35,895  
Profit Sharing
$993 - $25,168  
Commission
$4,894 - $41,549  
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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$43,562 - $146,832  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 614
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$10.16 - $35.56  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.25  
Overtime
$21.50  
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
$394.53 - $35,895  
   
Commission
$4,894 - $41,549  
Profit Sharing
$993 - $25,168  
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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$43,562 - $146,832  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 26
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $80,189

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Houston is home to an above-average pay rate for Entry-Level Business Development Directors, 50 percent higher than the national average. Entry-Level Business Development Directors will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+43 percent), Baltimore (+25 percent), Minneapolis (+22 percent), and Seattle (+10 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 17 percent south of the national average, can be found in Atlanta. Employers also pay below the national average in Chicago (13 percent lower) and San Diego (10 percent lower).

Business Development Director Advice

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!

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Skills That Affect Business Development Director Salaries

Strategic Sales
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Contract Negotiation
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Negotiation
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Strategic Planning
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Account Management
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Sales Management
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National Average
$80,000

New Business Development
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Sales
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Project Management
up arrow 6%

Strategic Marketing
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Operations Management
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 9%

Marketing Communications
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Marketing Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 84 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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