Regional Business Development Manager Salary

Approximately three in five of Regional Business Development Managers in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $53K to $138K per year, and the average comes out to $82K per year. In the world of Regional Business Development Managers, overall income ranges from $53K near the bottom to $138K at the top; this can include more than $30K from bonuses and more than $10K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Regional Business Development Managers is high. The majority of Regional Business Development Managers (64 percent) who took the survey are men. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$49,109 - $124,090
MEDIAN: $81,568

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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.
$49,109 - $124,090  
$1,174 - $30,490  
Profit Sharing
$402.68 - $10,256  
$0.00 - $31,217  
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).
$52,899 - $138,056  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 525
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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.
  • Report the results of analyses, predictions for future business, and recommended action to upper management.
  • Represent the company in negotiations and contract finalization with business partners.
  • Assess potential business partnerships to determine which options are of the most benefit to the company.
  • Work within a region of a company’s operation to evaluate opportunities for expansion.
  • Analyze data on past and present sales to make predictions about the best options for future growth.

Common Career Paths for

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Regional Business Development Managers often transition into Business Development Director positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Business Development Directors earn $112K per year.

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Popular Skills for

Regional Business Development Managers report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in New Business Development, Strategic Sales, Sales Management, and Sales are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 13 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Operations Management. Most people who know Business Development also know Sales.

Pay by Experience Level for

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

Regional Business Development Managers who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $68K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $87K. Six-figure salaries surface after one to two decades on the job — experienced professionals in this group reap a six-figure median of $103K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $109K.

Pay Difference by Location

For Regional Business Development Managers, busy St. Louis offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 23 percent above the national average. Regional Business Development Managers will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+18 percent), Houston (+17 percent), Los Angeles (+15 percent), and Atlanta (+8 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 13 percent south of the national average, can be found in Orlando. Below-median salaries also turn up in Seattle and San Francisco (10 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

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 Salaries

National Average

Skills That Affect Salaries

New Business Development
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National Average

Business Development
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Strategic Planning
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Operations Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 71 votes.


36 %
64 %

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%