Sales Directors with Business Development skills can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $98K) surpassing six figures annually. In the world of Sales Directors with Business Development skills, total cash compensation can vary between $59K and $181K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $51K and $35K, respectively. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. 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. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the larger part earn dental coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$49,170 - $147,931
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MEDIAN: $97,852
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$8.40 - $29.72
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$49,170 - $147,931  
   
Bonus
$2,461 - $51,312  
Profit Sharing
$10.14 - $34,844  
Commission
$4,949 - $61,419  
Total Pay (?
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$58,674 - $181,492  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 586
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$8.40 - $29.72  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$18.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$2,461 - $51,312  
   
Commission
$4,949 - $61,419  
Profit Sharing
$10.14 - $34,844  
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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$58,674 - $181,492  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 11

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Pay by Experience Level for Sales Director

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


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Sales Directors with Business Development skills. Folks with fewer than five years of experience earn around $77K on average, but respondents who have racked up five to 10 years benefit from a six-figure median of $108K. Sales Directors with Business Development skills claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $127K. Sales Directors with Business Development skills with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $138K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $118,862

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

Home to some of the best pay for Sales Directors with Business Development skills, Charlotte offers exceptional salaries, 29 percent above the national average. Sales Directors with Business Development skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+25 percent), Atlanta (+18 percent), Miami (+18 percent), and Seattle (+11 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. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Cincinnati (24 percent lower) and Boston (16 percent lower).

Key Stats for Sales Director

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 88 votes.
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Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
27%
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Experience Affects Sales Director Salaries



National Average
$119,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 35%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 88 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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