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Consulting Director Salary

Consulting Directors enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($165K) annually in the United States. Total cash earnings of Consulting Directors range from $100K on the low end to $221K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $41K and $20K, respectively. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and a fair number get vision benefits. 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 for Consulting Directors is high. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$95,852 - $186,586
MEDIAN: $146,042

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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.
$95,852 - $186,586  
$2,591 - $40,609  
Profit Sharing
$2,534 - $19,868  
$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).
$99,937 - $221,040  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 317
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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 use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Business Strategy, IT Consulting, Customer Relationship Management, and Business Development are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 20 percent. The majority of those who know Business Development also know IT Consulting.

Pay Difference by Location

For Consulting Directors, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Consulting Directors will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+9 percent), Houston (+8 percent), New York (+5 percent), and Seattle (+2 percent). Falling short of the national average by 14 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Boston. Employers in Atlanta and Denver also lean toward paying below-median salaries (11 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Consulting Director Salaries

National Average

Skills That Affect Consulting Director Salaries

Business Strategy
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IT Consulting
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 3%

Business Development
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Consulting Management

National Average

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 93 votes.


22 %
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 91%
vision benefits Vision: 77% employee benefits None: 3%