Regional Business Development Manager Salary

About three-fifths of Regional Business Development Managers in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $53K to $139K per year, but median earnings come to around $81K per year. Total cash compensation to Regional Business Development Managers bottoms out near $53K and approaches $139K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $30K from bonuses and almost $10K from profit sharing. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Regional Business Development Managers who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 64 percent. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Regional Business Development Managers.

$49,282 - $125,290
MEDIAN: $81,102

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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.
$49,282 - $125,290  
$1,214 - $30,459  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,271  
$0.00 - $39,380  
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).
$53,287 - $139,386  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 541
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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.

Common Career Paths for Regional Business Development Manager

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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 $113K per year.

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Popular Skills for Regional Business Development Manager

Survey results imply that Regional Business Development Managers put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, facility with New Business Development, Strategic Sales, and Sales Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 22 percent, 10 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Operations Management. It is often found that people who know Business Development are also skilled in Sales.

Pay by Experience Level for Regional Business Development Manager

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

Regional Business Development Managers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $69K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $85K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Those with 10 to 20 years of experience under their belts can expect their paychecks to flourish around the six-figure median of $103K. Regional Business Development Managers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $110K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $90,968

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Richmond is home to an above-average pay rate for Regional Business Development Managers, 41 percent higher than the national average. Regional Business Development Managers will also find cushy salaries in St. Louis (+26 percent), Houston (+26 percent), Boston (+21 percent), and Los Angeles (+15 percent). Trailing the national average by 16 percent, Washington is the market with the smallest paychecks. Below-median salaries also turn up in Charlotte and Seattle (13 percent lower and 8 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 Regional Business Development Manager Salaries

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Skills That Affect Regional Business Development Manager Salaries

New Business Development
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Strategic Planning
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Business Development

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Operations Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 76 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: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 11%