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Consulting Director Salary

Salaries for Consulting Directors in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($146K) per year. Overall cash earnings for Consulting Directors stretch from $101K on the lower end to $222K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $41K from bonuses and $20K from profit sharing. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction for Consulting Directors is high. Nearly all claim medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision coverage. Making up 78 percent of those who took the survey, male Consulting Directors greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$95,619 - $188,327
MEDIAN: $146,044

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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.
$95,619 - $188,327  
$2,182 - $40,843  
Profit Sharing
$3,606 - $19,707  
$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).
$100,764 - $222,034  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 327

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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

Consulting Directors generally report applying a varied skill set 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 21 percent, 16 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. It is often found that people who know Business Development are also skilled in IT Consulting.

Pay Difference by Location

For those looking to make money, Consulting Directors in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 10 percent above the national average. Consulting Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+10 percent), Houston (+8 percent), Washington (+5 percent), and Seattle (+3 percent). Boston ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 15 percent below the national average. Atlanta and Minneapolis are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 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 21%

up arrow 16%

IT Consulting
up arrow 8%

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 74 votes.


22 %
78 %

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%