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Consulting Director Salary

Consulting Directors in the United States can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $146K) surpassing six figures annually. With some bonuses approaching $40K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $20K, overall incomes of Consulting Directors spread between $100K and $221K depending on individual performance. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Nearly all claim medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision coverage. Male Consulting Directors are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Consulting Directors. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$96,173 - $187,429
MEDIAN: $146,394

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$96,173 - $187,429  
$2,235 - $40,024  
Profit Sharing
$3,548 - $19,771  
$5,000 - $40,000  
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).
$100,458 - $221,201  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 328

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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 and IT Consulting are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 20 percent and 9 percent, respectively. Those familiar with Business Development also tend to know IT Consulting.

Pay Difference by Location

Houston offers some of the highest pay in the country for Consulting Directors, 9 percent above the national average. Consulting Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+8 percent), San Francisco (+8 percent), Washington (+6 percent), and Seattle (+3 percent). Falling short of the national average by 13 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Boston. Employers in Atlanta and Minneapolis also lean toward paying below-median salaries (11 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Consulting Director Salaries

National Average

Skills That Affect Consulting Director Salaries

Business Strategy
up arrow 20%

IT Consulting
up arrow 9%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 2%

Business Development
up arrow 1%

Project Management

Consulting Management

National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 82 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: 95% dental benefits Dental: 91%
vision benefits Vision: 77% employee benefits None: 3%