Consulting Director Salary

Compensation for Consulting Directors in the United States is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($146K). Total cash compensation to Consulting Directors bottoms out near $102K and approaches $222K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $41K from bonuses and almost $20K from profit sharing. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Consulting Directors. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Consulting Directors who answered the questionnnaire. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by nearly all, and a strong majority earn vision coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$96,699 - $187,664
MEDIAN: $146,270

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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.
$96,699 - $187,664  
$2,070 - $41,295  
Profit Sharing
$3,523 - $19,803  
$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).
$101,858 - $222,089  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 322
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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 report using a diverse set of skills on the job. 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 7 percent, respectively. Those educated in Business Development tend to be well versed in IT Consulting.

Pay Difference by Location

San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Consulting Directors, 10 percent above the national average. Consulting Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Atlanta (+10 percent), New York (+10 percent), Houston (+8 percent), and Washington (+5 percent). Boston ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 17 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Denver and Minneapolis (7 percent lower and 6 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 7%

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 68 votes.


21 %
79 %

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%