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Development Manager, Corporate Salary

Compensation for Corporate Development Managers in the United States is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($111K). Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. For the most part, Corporate Development Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Making up 78 percent of those who took the survey, male Corporate Development Managers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$47,606 - $134,340
MEDIAN: $98,235

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National Salary Data (?
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.
$47,606 - $134,340  
$4,160 - $25,580  
Profit Sharing
$1,458 - $4,069  
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).
$48,521 - $154,573  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 151
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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, facility with Financial Modeling and Mergers and Acquisitions are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 24 percent and 21 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Office. Most people who know Financial Modeling also know Microsoft Excel.

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Experience Affects Development Manager, Corporate Salaries

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National Average

Skills That Affect Development Manager, Corporate Salaries

Financial Modeling
up arrow 24%

Mergers and Acquisitions
up arrow 21%

Microsoft Excel

National Average

Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

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


22 %
78 %

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: 94% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 6%