Average Business Development Manager Salary in Australia

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The average salary for a Business Development Manager in Australia is AU$79,132.
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AU$53k - AU$124k
AU$2k - AU$35k
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AU$1k - AU$30k
AU$5k - AU$39k
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AU$55k - AU$140k

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Job Description for Business Development Manager

Business Development Manager Tasks
  • Achieve revenue goals.
  • Maintain good working relationships with existing clients previously to enhance client retention and new sales through referrals and references.
  • Identify and develop new and existing referral sources to develop successful referring relationships.
  • Actively identify and generate prospects through strategic sales strategies focusing on customers in target markets.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Business Development Manager

The top respondents for the job title Business Development Manager are from the companies DHL, Siemens and Harcourts. Reported salaries are highest at Siemens where the average pay is AU$128,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include DHL and Schneider Electric Ltd, earning around AU$116,500 and AU$105,000, respectively. Harcourts pays the lowest at around AU$43,749. Ray White and Programmed Maintenance Services also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying AU$60,000 and AU$65,000, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Business Development Manager

Skills in Sales Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Sales, Account Management, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and New Business Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Business Development Manager

An entry-level Business Development Manager with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$59,941 based on 81 salaries. An early career Business Development Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$69,997 based on 898 salaries. A mid-career Business Development Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$81,841 based on 660 salaries. An experienced Business Development Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$91,890 based on 711 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$99,761.
Employees with Business Development Manager in their job title in Perth, Western Australia earn an average of 11.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Sydney, New South Wales (8.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Gold Coast, Queensland (15.9% less), Newcastle, New South Wales (8.8% less) and Adelaide, South Australia (6.8% less).

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