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Organizational Development Consultant Salary (United States)

With around half of Organizational Development Consultants in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Organizational Development Consultants is $81K annually and can range from $50K on the lower end to $128K per year near the higher end. In the world of Organizational Development Consultants, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $12K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $20K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $50K and $128K. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most Organizational Development Consultants survey respondents are women (72 percent). Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Organizational Development Consultant Salary (?
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$50,411 - $117,698
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MEDIAN: $81,423
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Organizational Development Consultant Salary (?
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$20.07 - $103.91
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MEDIAN: $47.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,411 - $117,698  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,419  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $20,134  
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).
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$50,438 - $127,633  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 289
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
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$20.07 - $103.91  
   
Overtime
$35.00 - $57.99  
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,419  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $20,134  
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).
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$50,438 - $127,633  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 35
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Job Description for Organizational Development Consultant

Organizational development consultants generally work for one firm, but work directly with multiple client businesses. Duties performed by these consultants vary based on clients' requirements. For example, they may be hired to help plan a physical office move or reorganization, or they may help assess problems within a department or organization and aid in solving them. Assessing employees and work groups are other common tasks performed by organizational development consultants. An organizational development consultant must possess excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills, as they frequently work with many different parts of client organizations. They also work extensively with department heads and managers in solving problems and improving overall efficiency and production.
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Organizational Development Consultant Tasks
  • Collaborate with department stake holders to derive needs and bottlenecks.
  • Evaluate policies and systems against industry standards and best practices.
  • Investigate organizational systems and create strategies for improvement and development.

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Popular Skills for Organizational Development Consultant

Survey results suggest that Organizational Development Consultants use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Leadership, Change Management, Training Program Development, and Organizational Development are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 6 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Training. Those familiar with Change Management also tend to know Leadership.

Pay by Experience Level for Organizational Development Consultant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Organizational Development Consultants with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $66K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $85K. Organizational Development Consultants bring in $91K after working for 10 to 20 years. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $113K.

Pay Difference By Location

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For Organizational Development Consultants, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Organizational Development Consultants will also find cushy salaries in Minneapolis (+14 percent) and Washington (+4 percent). Trailing the national average by 7 percent, Dallas is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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Experience Affects Organizational Development Consultant Salaries

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$84,000

Skills That Affect Organizational Development Consultant Salaries

Training Program Development
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$84,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 72 votes.

Gender

Female
72%
female alumni
 
Male
28%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 16%