Consulting Director Salary

Wages for Consulting Directors in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($148K) per year. In the world of Consulting Directors, total cash compensation can vary between $103K and $220K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $41K and $20K, respectively. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Consulting Directors is high. Male Consulting Directors are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Almost all have medical and dental plans, and a fair number have vision insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$98,090 - $188,772
MEDIAN: $147,559

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National Salary Data (?
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$98,090 - $188,772  
$2,447 - $40,629  
Profit Sharing
$3,425 - $19,933  
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).
$103,261 - $219,908  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 342
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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

Survey results suggest that Consulting Directors put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Business Strategy, Strategy, IT Consulting, and Customer Relationship Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 19 percent. The majority of those who know Business Development also know IT Consulting.

Pay Difference by Location

For those looking to make money, Consulting Directors in Philadelphia enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 11 percent above the national average. Consulting Directors will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+10 percent), Atlanta (+8 percent), Washington (+7 percent), and New York (+7 percent). Falling short of the national average by 17 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Boston. Employers pay around 7 percent less in Minneapolis and 6 percent less in Denver, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Salaries

National Average

Skills That Affect Salaries

Business Strategy
up arrow 19%

up arrow 15%

IT Consulting
up arrow 5%

Consulting Management
up arrow 1%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 1%

Project Management

Business Development

National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 59 votes.


23 %
77 %

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%