Sales Director Salary with Business Development skills

Average pay for a Sales Director with Business Development skills is considerable, rounding six figures at $97K per year. Total cash incomes of Sales Directors with Business Development skills run from $61K to $175K, depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $50K, profit sharing that reaches $30K, and some commissions of nearly $64K. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Sales Directors with Business Development skills survey respondents are men (73 percent). A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. For the most part, Sales Directors with Business Development skills enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$49,420 - $144,762
MEDIAN: $96,779

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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.
$49,420 - $144,762  
$2,964 - $49,908  
Profit Sharing
$998 - $29,590  
$0.00 - $63,509  
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).
$61,260 - $175,358  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 943
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. The relatively untested earn a median of $77K per year, but survey respondents who have racked up five to 10 years of experience report a six-figure median of $108K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $130K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $133K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location

Home to some of the best pay for Sales Directors with Business Development skills, Miami offers exceptional salaries, 26 percent above the national average. Sales Directors with Business Development skills will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+26 percent), Houston (+19 percent), Charlotte (+11 percent), and Denver (+10 percent). Compared to the national average, Indianapolis Sales Directors with Business Development skills have considerably lower salaries, 36 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Atlanta and San Diego are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 17 percent lower and 14 percent lower, respectively.

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Experience Affects Salaries

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National Average

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 140 votes.


27 %
73 %

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: 86% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 13%