Consulting Directors in the United States earn an average of $148K annually, and top pay can be found in New York, where the average is $212K. Consulting Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+16 percent), Atlanta (+15 percent), Philadelphia (+11 percent), and Houston (+6 percent). Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$97,529 - $192,345
$98K
$150K
$190K
MEDIAN: $148,262
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$84.50 - $187.50
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MEDIAN: $110.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$97,529 - $192,345  
   
Bonus
$6,183 - $40,143  
Profit Sharing
$2,061 - $19,271  
Commission
$17,500  
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).
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$106,383 - $223,570  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 270
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$70$140$210
Hourly Rate
$110.00  
   
Overtime
$63.00  
National Annualized 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.
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$0$80K$160K$240K
Bonus
$6,183 - $40,143  
   
Commission
$17,500  
Profit Sharing
$2,061 - $19,271  
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).
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$106,383 - $223,570  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5

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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.

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Consulting Director Tasks

  • 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.
  • Coordinate with vendors, other departments, and internal teams to ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Create project plans, deliverables, and timelines to meet customer needs.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Consulting Director


The biggest paychecks can be found at KPMG, LLP — the median salary there is $223K.

Popular Skills for Consulting Director


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with Strategy, Business Strategy, and Big Data Analytics are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 24 percent, 20 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Account Management, Strategic Planning, and Customer Relationship Management. Those proficient in Business Development are, more often than not, also skilled in IT Consulting.

Pay by Experience Level for Consulting Director

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Consulting Directors — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. 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 $140K per year. Consulting Directors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $166K. Consulting Directors who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $173K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $164,785

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Key Stats for Consulting Director

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.
049
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
49%
20 years or more
32%
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Experience Affects Consulting Director Salaries



National Average
$165,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Consulting Director Salaries

Strategy
up arrow 24%

Business Strategy
up arrow 20%

Big Data Analytics
up arrow 5%

IT Consulting
up arrow 4%



Data Analysis
0%

People Management
0%

National Average
$165,000


Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 4%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 8%

Account Management
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
49%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
vision benefits
Vision: 76%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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