Consulting Director Salary

Average pay for a Consulting Director in the United States is considerable, rounding six figures at $149K per year. Total incomes of Consulting Directors incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $41K from bonuses and close to $19K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $103K and $222K. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography and the individual firm. Nearly all have medical and dental plans, and a strong majority have vision insurance. Most Consulting Directors survey respondents are men (76 percent). Most Consulting Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$97,859 - $193,186
MEDIAN: $148,690

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National Salary Data (?
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$97,859 - $193,186  
$2,974 - $40,581  
Profit Sharing
$2,980 - $19,443  
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).
$102,629 - $221,918  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 391
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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 Employer Salaries for Consulting Director

Consulting Directors flock to KPMG, LLP for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $215K lead the pack in compensation.

Popular Skills for Consulting Director

Consulting Directors report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Business Strategy, Strategy, IT Consulting, and Customer Relationship Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 19 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Strategic Planning. For most people, competency in Business Development indicates knowledge of IT Consulting.

Pay by Experience Level for Consulting Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Large paychecks, which sit comfortably in the six-figure range, are handed out almost immediately; professionals who have less than five years' experience report earning a median of $128K per year. Consulting Directors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $167K. Consulting Directors who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $181K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $165,869

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Consulting Directors, 12 percent above the national average. Consulting Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Philadelphia (+10 percent), New York (+10 percent), Atlanta (+8 percent), and Houston (+6 percent). Boston ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 17 percent below the national average. Workers in Minneapolis and Denver earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (7 percent less and 6 percent less, respectively).

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Experience Affects Consulting Director Salaries

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Skills That Affect Consulting Director Salaries

Business Strategy
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IT Consulting
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Business Development
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Consulting Management

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Project Management
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Strategic Planning
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 69 votes.


24 %
76 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 91%
medical benefits
Vision: 80%
dental benefits
None: 3%