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Consulting Director Salary

Average pay for a Consulting Director in the United States is considerable, rounding six figures at $147K per year. Total cash compensation to Consulting Directors bottoms out near $101K and approaches $222K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $41K from bonuses and almost $20K from profit sharing. 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. Most Consulting Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$95,862 - $188,067
MEDIAN: $146,597

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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.
$95,862 - $188,067  
$2,235 - $40,762  
Profit Sharing
$3,606 - $19,707  
$4,913 - $40,695  
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).
$100,989 - $221,807  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 330

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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

Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, facility with Business Strategy, Strategy, and IT Consulting are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 20 percent, 16 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Most people familiar with Business Development also know IT Consulting.

Pay Difference by Location

San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Consulting Directors, 9 percent higher than the national average. Consulting Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+9 percent), Houston (+7 percent), Washington (+6 percent), and Seattle (+3 percent). Boston is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 16 percent. Employers pay around 11 percent less in Atlanta and 7 percent less in Minneapolis, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Consulting Director Salaries

National Average

Skills That Affect Consulting Director Salaries

Business Strategy
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up arrow 16%

IT Consulting
up arrow 8%

Business Development
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Project Management

Consulting Management

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 78 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: 77% employee benefits None: 3%