Development Manager, Corporate Salary

Salaries for Corporate Development Managers in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($100K) per year. In the world of Corporate Development Managers, overall income ranges from $46K near the bottom to $152K at the top; this can include more than $27K from bonuses and more than $20K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Making up 74 percent of those who took the survey, male Corporate Development Managers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. For the most part, Corporate Development Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$48,445 - $133,528
MEDIAN: $99,601

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National Salary 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.
$48,445 - $133,528  
$4,966 - $26,500  
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).
$45,609 - $151,668  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 196
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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 report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Mergers and Acquisitions, Financial Modeling, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Fundraising and Microsoft Office, on the other hand, are typically associated with much lower pay. Most people skilled in Financial Modeling are similarly competent in Microsoft Excel.

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Experience Affects Development Manager, Corporate Salaries

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Skills That Affect Development Manager, Corporate Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.


26 %
74 %

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%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 6%