Consulting Director Salary

Salaries for Consulting Directors in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($149K) per year. Total cash compensation for Consulting Directors runs from $103K to $222K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $41K and profit sharing that can reach almost $19K. Career length is the main element affecting pay for this group — geography and the specific company are driving factors as well. Making up 76 percent of those who took the survey, male Consulting Directors greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Most Consulting Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by nearly all, and a strong majority earn vision coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$97,859 - $193,186
MEDIAN: $148,690

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
$97,859 - $193,186  
$2,974 - $40,581  
Profit Sharing
$2,980 - $19,443  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
$102,629 - $221,918  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 391
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Job Description for Consulting Director

Consulting directors are responsible for effectively managing projects, providing solutions design, and implementing and generating project results for their organization. They are in charge of identifying, creating, and delivering innovative service strategies and tools to generate revenue opportunities related to new and existing clients. One of their main functions includes leading and coordinating team efforts in data gathering and analysis to increase company profitability. They collaborate in project planning and execution, as well as collect feedback after project deployment.


Consulting Director Tasks

  • Coordinate with vendors, other departments, and internal teams to ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Create project plans, deliverables, and timelines to meet customer needs.
  • Develop and manage a team of consultants as well as the customer experience from sales to execution.
  • Provide guidance during difficult situations and when deadlines are missed.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Consulting Director

KPMG, LLP leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $215K.

Popular Skills for Consulting Director

Consulting Directors report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Business Strategy, Strategy, IT Consulting, and Customer Relationship Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 19 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Strategic Planning. The majority of those who know Business Development also know IT Consulting.

Pay by Experience Level for Consulting Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Consulting Directors with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Six-figure salaries are not unusual for those just entering the occupation — survey respondents with less than five years' experience under their belts report receiving an average of $128K per year. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $167K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $181K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $165,869

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Consulting Directors, 12 percent above the national average. Consulting Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Philadelphia (+10 percent), New York (+10 percent), Atlanta (+8 percent), and Houston (+6 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Boston, 17 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Minneapolis (7 percent lower) and Denver (6 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Consulting Director Salaries

National Average

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Skills That Affect Consulting Director Salaries

Business Strategy
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IT Consulting
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Business Development
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Consulting Management

National Average

Project Management
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Strategic Planning
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 69 votes.


24 %
76 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 91%
medical benefits
Vision: 80%
dental benefits
None: 3%