Generous salaries abound for Corporate Development Managers in the United States, with average pay above six figures ($98K) per year. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Corporate Development Managers is high. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$43,442 - $132,202
MEDIAN: $97,706

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$43,442 - $132,202  
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$42,619 - $146,136  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 103

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Job Description for Development Manager, Corporate

Corporate development managers are in charge of managing corporate development efforts for their organization. They are responsible for providing leadership related to evaluating purchasing prospects and investment initiatives. These managers must possess strong interpersonal skills to interact with a variety of development professionals, as well as departmental managers. Additionally, corporate development managers perform financial modeling and work in a team environment with other managers to achieve all development objectives in a timely fashion.


Development Manager, Corporate Tasks

  • Manage a team to develop, deploy, maintain, and release products.
  • Create budgets, schedules, recommendations, and risk mitigation documents.
  • Investigate and resolve product problems.
  • Work with other teams to define product features and market changes, and solve large-scale problems.
  • Create and improve workflow and documentation processes to ensure quality and meeting of deadlines.

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Popular Skills for Development Manager, Corporate

Survey results suggest that Corporate Development Managers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Lucky workers who know Due Diligence can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 20 percent above average. Financial Modeling and Mergers and Acquisitions are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 11 percent and 20 percent. Those listing Fundraising as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Those proficient in Financial Modeling are, more often than not, also skilled in Microsoft Excel.

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Skills That Affect Development Manager, Corporate Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.


41 %
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 8%