Business Developer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$92,000
$61,000
Min 10%
$92,000
Median 50%
$137,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Cravath, Swaine & Moore
Highest Paying City
Washington, DC
Highest Paying State
Washington
Average Experience Level
2.6 years
How much does a business developer make?
Business Developers in the US make on average $92,376 annually or $44.41 hourly. While the top 10 percent make over $137,000 per year, the bottom 10 percent make under $62,000. Technology companies and Construction companies have the most job opportunities for Business Developers. The top 5 states when it comes to Business Developer salaries are Washington, Idaho, Maryland, West Virginia, and Colorado. The typical employment in the position spans 2.6 years.

Average Business Developer Salary By Location

Business Developers in the United States of America make on average $92,376 a year or $44.41 per hour. The city with the highest Business Developer salary is Washington, DC at $112,191 per year. Even an entry-level Business Developer makes $65,000 per year in Washington, DC. Washington, Idaho, Maryland, West Virginia, and Colorado are the top 5 highest earning states for Business Developers. Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Louisiana, and Florida have the lowest reported salaries for Business Developers.

Map of Business Developer Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Business Developers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary:

Average Business Developer Salary By Company

If you are a Business Developer, you can expect good job security. However, keep in mind that some industries pay better than others. Technology companies and Construction companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. Companies like Cravath, Swaine & Moore or Amazon will get you the highest pay packages. If you can find a job at a company like eBay or Apple, they also offer very competitive salaries to their Business Developers.
Company
Average Salary
$138,933
$139k
$138,001
$138k
$129,175
$129k
$127,433
$127k
$123,708
$124k
$122,301
$122k
$118,939
$119k

Average Business Developer Pay By Industry

The type of industry that a Business Developer works in can influence their earning potential. By looking at our data, we can see that Technology companies, Health Care companies, and Manufacturing companies pay their Business Developers well. Technology companies pay their Business Developers the highest wages, averaging $104,844 per year. Health Care companies and Manufacturing companies pay well too, at $100,949 and $94,729, respectively. The types of companies that pay Business Developers the least are in the Media industry, where the average annual salary is $82,556.
Industry
Average Salary
Technology
Technology
$104,844
$105k
Health Care
Health Care
$100,949
$101k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$94,729
$95k
Finance
Finance
$91,290
$91k
Retail
Retail
$90,422
$90k
Professional
Professional
$83,912
$84k
Media
Media
$82,556
$83k

Business Developer Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Business Developer Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Business Developer can range from $51,141 to $129,614 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Recently Added Business Developer Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
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$120,000
$120,000
Crossroads Consulting
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Business Development-Commercial Hvac
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04/19/2020
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$130,000
$130,000
Business Development (Sales)
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03/30/2020
03/30/2020
$49,920
$49,920
Luttrell Staffing Group
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Sales | Business Development
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03/16/2020
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$40,000
$40,000
Service Source
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Business Developer
Business Developer
03/13/2020
03/13/2020
$63,000
$63,000
Office of Strategic Growth and Business Development-Epsip
Office of Strategic Growth and Business Development-Epsip
03/04/2020
03/04/2020
$31,305
$31,305
Technical Developer (Salesforce)-Business School
Technical Developer (Salesforce)-Business School
02/26/2020
02/26/2020
$52,943
$52,943
Hyperion Biotechnology, Inc.
Hyperion Biotechnology, Inc.
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Scientist and Business Developer
02/26/2020
02/26/2020
$29,740
$29,740
Barracuda Staffing
Barracuda Staffing
Business Development
Business Development
02/26/2020
02/26/2020
$45,000
$45,000
Crossroads Consulting
Crossroads Consulting
Business Development-Commercial Hvac
Business Development-Commercial Hvac
02/18/2020
02/18/2020
$130,000
$130,000