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Business Development Executive Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$101,000
$66,000
$101,000
$154,000
Business development executives in the United States make an average salary of $101,455 per year or $48.78 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $66,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $154,000. If you like following the crowd, technology and professional companies tend to attract the most workers in this field. But if you're in it for the money, then you'll want to seek out finance, technology, and manufacturing companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. New York, New Jersey, Virginia, Washington, and West Virginia provide the highest business development executive salaries.
Best Paying Cities
New York, NY
$117,247
Newark, NJ
$114,891
Reston, VA
$113,122
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Map of Business Development Executive Salaries

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Average Salary

Average Business Development Executive Salary By Location

While a business development executive can average a salary of $101,455 per year, or $48.78 per hour, there are many opportunities for business development executives to make more. For example, in New York, NY you might make $117,247 per year. Other high-paying locations include Newark, NJ, Reston, VA and San Francisco, CA. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to New York, NY where the average starting salary is $62,000. The highest paying states for business development executives include New York, New Jersey and Virginia. Meanwhile, South Carolina, Oklahoma, and Mississippi offer the lowest salaries.

City
Average Salary
New York, NY
New York, NY
$117,247
$117k
Newark, NJ
Newark, NJ
$114,891
$115k
Reston, VA
Reston, VA
$113,122
$113k
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA
$111,866
$112k
Seattle, WA
Seattle, WA
$109,556
$110k
Denver, CO
Denver, CO
$108,118
$108k
Washington, DC
Washington, DC
$102,501
$103k
Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia, PA
$101,101
$101k
Bethesda, MD
Bethesda, MD
$95,484
$95k
Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis, MN
$94,439
$94k

High Paying Business Development Executive Jobs

Average Business Development Executive Salary By Company

If you want to get paid the most as a business development executive, being employed by a company such as Staples or The Walt Disney Company would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. and Apple also report highly competitive salaries for business development executives.

Company
Average Salary
$146,021
$146k
$129,640
$130k
$127,933
$128k
$121,528
$122k
$121,011
$121k

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    Average Business Development Executive Pay By Industry

    The salary for a business development executive can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for business development executives tend to be found in finance, technology, and manufacturing companies. In fact, business development executives can make a yearly salary of $114,239 while working for finance companies.

    Industry
    Average Salary
    Finance
    Finance
    $114,239
    $114k
    Technology
    Technology
    $110,670
    $111k
    Manufacturing
    Manufacturing
    $110,290
    $110k
    Professional
    Professional
    $103,508
    $104k
    Transportation
    Transportation
    $74,903
    $75k

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