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Sales Director Salary with Business Development skills

Average pay for Sales Directors with Business Development skills is more than reasonable, with annual salaries pushing past the six-figure mark ($97K). Total cash compensation to Sales Directors with Business Development skills bottoms out near $61K and approaches $179K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $50K from bonuses and almost $29K from profit sharing. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Male Sales Directors with Business Development skills are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$49,333 - $144,886
MEDIAN: $97,340

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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.
$49,333 - $144,886  
$2,525 - $50,180  
Profit Sharing
$1,004 - $29,233  
$0.00 - $63,023  
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).
$61,215 - $178,752  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 855

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Pay by Experience Level for Sales Director with Business Development skills

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

Sales Directors with Business Development skills who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $77K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $108K. Sales Directors with Business Development skills bring in $131K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $132K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

Surpassing the national average by 31 percent, Sales Directors with Business Development skills in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Sales Directors with Business Development skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Miami (+21 percent), Chicago (+18 percent), New York (+16 percent), and Houston (+11 percent). The lowest-paying market is Indianapolis, which sits 36 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Employers also pay below the national average in San Diego and Atlanta (17 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Sales Director with Business Development skills Salaries

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National Average

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 132 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: 12%