Average Business Development Associate Salary

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The average salary for a Business Development Associate is $50,598.
MEDIAN $50,598
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$37k - $82k
$941 - $19k
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$492 - $15k
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$35k - $87k

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Job Description for Business Development Associate

Business Development Associate Tasks
  • Develop, execute and evaluate new plans for expanding increasing sales.
  • Document all customer contact and information.
  • Supervise implementation, advocate for the customer's needs, and communicate with client.
  • Identify, prioritize, and reach out to new business categories, partners and opportunities.
The top respondents for the job title Business Development Associate are from the companies Corporate Executive Board (CEB), J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) and Politico. Reported salaries are highest at Booz, Allen, and Hamilton where the average pay is $96,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) and Invenergy LLC, earning around $83,971 and $78,617, respectively. Pitchbook pays the lowest at around $37,189. Politico and Corporate Executive Board (CEB) also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $39,631 and $43,837, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Business Development Associate

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

Pay by Experience Level for Business Development Associate

An entry-level Business Development Associate with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $45,663 based on 949 salaries. An early career Business Development Associate with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,694 based on 1,790 salaries. A mid-career Business Development Associate with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $62,861 based on 445 salaries. An experienced Business Development Associate with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $61,889 based on 185 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $62,445.
Employees with Business Development Associate in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 18.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (17.3% more) and New York, New York (10.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Boston, Massachusetts (2.0% less) and Washington, District of Columbia (0.9% less).

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