Average Entry-Level Business Development Manager Salary

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The average salary for an Entry-Level Business Development Manager is $51,103.
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$33k - $86k

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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 Skills for Business Development Manager

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

Pay by Experience Level for Business Development Manager

An early career Business Development Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $61,266 based on 3,045 salaries. A mid-career Business Development Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $75,489 based on 2,677 salaries. An experienced Business Development Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $84,729 based on 2,288 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $93,153.
Employees with Business Development Manager in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 24.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (18.3% more) and Los Angeles, California (10.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Diego, California (11.9% less), Chicago, Illinois (1.2% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (0.5% less).

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