Entry-Level Business Development Director Salary

Entry-Level Business Development Directors can expect wages of $74K per year on average. The range in cash compensation to Entry-Level Business Development Directors (largely between $44K and $145K) includes potential earnings of $35K from bonuses, $24K from profit sharing, and commissions of $38K in exceptional cases. Male Entry-Level Business Development Directors who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (64 percent) are men. A large number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Most Entry-Level Business Development Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of 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 (?
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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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Entry-Level Business Development Directors will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 48 percent. 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 lowest-paying market is Denver, which sits 19 percent below the national average. Nashville and Seattle are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 15 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively.

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

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"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
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Strategic Sales
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Strategic Planning
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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)
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Project Management
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Operations Management
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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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