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Regional Business Development Manager Salary

Regional Business Development Managers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with nearly three in five bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $80K annually on average but can range from $52K to $136K per year. In the world of Regional Business Development Managers, total cash compensation ranges from $52K on the lower end to $136K on the higher end; this includes bonuses that reach $30K and profit sharing that approaches $11K in rare cases, with some high rollers snagging commissions as high as $31K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. More than half of Regional Business Development Managers (65 percent) survey respondents are men. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$48,522 - $121,802
MEDIAN: $79,937

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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.
$48,522 - $121,802  
$1,115 - $29,810  
Profit Sharing
$850 - $11,000  
$0.00 - $30,521  
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).
$51,645 - $135,892  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 501

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Job Description for Regional Business Development Manager

Regional business development managers conduct analyses of past, present, and future performance to create projections, planning, and growth models. Regional business development manager are often responsible for seeking potential business opportunities, which requires a good eye for detail, analysis, and judgment. The manager may also supervise, or interact with, teams in their organization such as marketing, research and development, and advertising.


Regional Business Development Manager Tasks

  • Monitor, track, and report on competitive intelligence and market trends and outlook.
  • Identify priorities for product development and work with internal teams to align those products with existing capabilities.
  • Communicate with clients to identify unmet needs, analyze services and improve outcomes.
  • Supervise a team to expand revenue and reach while maintaining current business offerings.
  • Collaborate internally and externally to meet demonstrated long- and short-term market needs.

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Popular Skills for Regional Business Development Manager

Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Strategic Sales, Sales Management, Sales, and Business Development are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 11 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Operations Management. The majority of those who know Business Development also know Sales.

Pay by Experience Level for Regional Business Development Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $67K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $86K. After 10 to 20 years, professionals can make it pretty big; the median salary sits in the six-figure neighborhood of $101K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $108K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

Home to some of the best pay for Regional Business Development Managers, Houston offers exceptional salaries, 42 percent above the national average. Regional Business Development Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like St. Louis (+22 percent), Los Angeles (+17 percent), Atlanta (+9 percent), and Chicago (+8 percent). In Orlando, salaries are 11 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers also pay below the national average in Seattle (9 percent lower) and Boston (3 percent lower).

Regional Business Development Manager Reviews

What is it like working as a Regional Business Development Manager?

Regional Business Development Manager in Indianapolis:
"Business Development Manager."
Pros: I love the flexibility and freedom to make most our choices around the businesses we staff for and where we spend most of our time.
Cons: Pay is lower than what I am use to.

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Experience Affects Regional Business Development Manager Salaries

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Skills That Affect Regional Business Development Manager Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 89 votes.


35 %
65 %

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: 87% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 11%