Development Manager, Corporate Salary

Corporate Development Managers in the United States can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $98K per year on average. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Making up 76 percent of those who took the survey, male Corporate Development Managers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Most Corporate Development Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$46,208 - $132,202
MEDIAN: $98,105

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XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$46,208 - $132,202  
$4,228 - $25,532  
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$1,487 - $10,809  
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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).
$46,644 - $152,081  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 159

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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

Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Corporate Development Managers who took the survey. Most notably, skills in Financial Modeling, Mergers and Acquisitions, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office. 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

Microsoft Excel
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National Average

Job Satisfaction

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


24 %
76 %

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: 70% employee benefits None: 6%