Entry-Level Business Development Manager Salary

An Entry-Level Business Development Manager earns an average salary of $58,486 per year. A skill in Strategic Sales is associated with high pay for this job.

$36,078 - $95,008
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$95K
MEDIAN: $58,485
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$10.03 - $26.06
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$36,078 - $95,008  
   
Bonus
$97.75 - $24,012  
Profit Sharing
$201.34 - $15,383  
Commission
$0.00 - $33,099  
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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$36,050 - $103,712  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 3,032
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$10.03 - $26.06  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.00  
Overtime
$13.80 - $38.08  
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
$97.75 - $24,012  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $33,099  
Profit Sharing
$201.34 - $15,383  
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).
)
$36,050 - $103,712  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 244
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $61,854

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Business Development Manager Advice

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

Business Development Manager in Oklahoma City:
"Strategy Is Everything."
Follow the sales process and do a thorough discovery. So often new reps get trapped in bad business that detracts from the bottom line because they are so anxious to make a sale. Make a top 25 list of target companies and cold call around them as a daily strategy.

Business Development Manager in Sunnyvale:
"Try To Create Your Own Business As Early As Possible."
Business is unpredictable so it's better to take the challenge at an early age, don't be afraid to fail, failure is the best path to success. If you like to stay in your comfort zone then it will turn your career into hell when you are older ( close to 50 )

Business Development Manager in New York:
"Get Ready To Travel."
Global travel is fun and taxing. Get to learn new cultures and ways of doing business. Make sure it aligns to the job opportunities you want next when you might want to slow down the traveling.

Business Development Manager in Greensboro:
"You Gotta Want It."
Prospecting potential customers, coordinating/scheduling appointments and presentations, maintaining, building relationships with existing clients, collections. I would suggest a degree in marketing or communication. I strongly recommend courses in entrepreneurship. Stress is extremely high. You have to be prepared to go through a lot of NOS to get to just 1 YES! You just have to know how to talk to people. Sure you have to be knowledgeable and well versed on what your selling but most of all you just have to know how to talk and LISTEN to people. COMMUNICATIONS DEGREE!! Excelling in sales is easy. Desire. Faith. Plan. Strategy. Implement plan / strategy. NEVER GIVE UP.

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Skills That Affect Business Development Manager Salaries



Account Sales
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New Business Development
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Project Management
0%

Sales Management
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National Average
$62,000

Account Management
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Sales
up arrow 1%

Market Research
up arrow 1%

Powerpoint
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Strategic Marketing
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Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 468 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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