Development Manager, Corporate Salary

Corporate Development Managers in the United States can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $100K) surpassing six figures annually. Total cash earnings of Corporate Development Managers range from $45K on the low end to $154K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $28K and $20K, respectively. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Making up 73 percent of those who took the survey, male Corporate Development Managers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$46,045 - $135,868

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$46,045 - $135,868  
$4,955 - $27,812  
Profit Sharing
$304.10 - $19,727  
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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).
$44,565 - $154,476  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 191
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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

  • 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.
  • Investigate and resolve product problems.
  • Manage a team to develop, deploy, maintain, and release products.
  • Create budgets, schedules, recommendations, and risk mitigation documents.

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Popular Skills for Development Manager, Corporate

Corporate Development Managers usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Mergers and Acquisitions, Financial Modeling, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Office. The majority of those who know Financial Modeling also know Microsoft Excel.

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Experience Affects Development Manager, Corporate Salaries

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Skills That Affect Development Manager, Corporate Salaries

Microsoft Excel
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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.


27 %
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 6%