Consulting Director Salary

Consulting Directors receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $146K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Total cash compensation for Consulting Directors runs from $102K to $219K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $41K and profit sharing that can reach almost $20K. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and a fair number collect vision insurance. Most Consulting Directors survey respondents are men (79 percent). Work is enjoyable for Consulting Directors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$96,515 - $186,550

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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.
$96,515 - $186,550  
$2,065 - $40,640  
Profit Sharing
$3,523 - $19,803  
$5,000 - $40,000  
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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).
$101,645 - $218,711  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 319
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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 Skills for Consulting Director

Survey results suggest that Consulting Directors put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, facility with Business Strategy, Strategy, and IT Consulting are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent, 16 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. For most people, competency in Business Development indicates knowledge of IT Consulting.

Pay Difference by Location

Home to some of the best pay for Consulting Directors, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 10 percent above the national average. Consulting Directors will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+9 percent), New York (+9 percent), Houston (+8 percent), and Seattle (+7 percent). Boston is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 17 percent. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Denver (7 percent less) and Minneapolis (6 percent less).

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Experience Affects Consulting Director Salaries

National Average

Skills That Affect Consulting Director Salaries

Business Strategy
up arrow 21%

up arrow 16%

IT Consulting
up arrow 5%

Business Development
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Consulting Management

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

National Average

Project Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 62 votes.


21 %
79 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 91%
vision benefits Vision: 78% employee benefits None: 3%