A big portion of take-home pay for Sales Directors with New Business Development skills — approximately one-fourth, in fact — arrives through commissions. This profession's median overall income is approximately $117K. Overall cash earnings for Sales Directors with New Business Development skills stretch from $51K on the lower end to $183K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $50K from bonuses and $26K from profit sharing. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Most Sales Directors with New Business Development skills report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$44,417 - $149,903
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MEDIAN: $95,781
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$44,417 - $149,903  
   
Bonus
$2,478 - $50,339  
Profit Sharing
$979 - $25,532  
Commission
$9,696 - $74,190  
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).
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$50,902 - $183,185  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 339
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$17.00  
   
Overtime
$14.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$2,478 - $50,339  
   
Commission
$9,696 - $74,190  
Profit Sharing
$979 - $25,532  
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).
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$50,902 - $183,185  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 7
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Pay by Experience Level for Sales Director

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


Sales Directors with New Business Development skills with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Individuals with fewer than five years of experience earn $73K on average, but those in the five-to-10 year group see a six-figure median of $104K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $128K in this role. Sales Directors with New Business Development skills who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $135K on average.

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Experience Affects Sales Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$117,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

Entry-Level
up arrow 38%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 66 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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