Organizational Development Consultant Salary

Organizational Development Consultants in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent about one-half of Organizational Development Consultants. Salaries average out to around $83K annually and spread from $55K to $132K per year. In the world of Organizational Development Consultants, overall income ranges from $55K near the bottom to $132K at the top; this can include more than $12K from bonuses and more than $20K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Organizational Development Consultants making up 74 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$54,782 - $118,102
(Median)
$55K
$83K
$120K
MEDIAN: $82,820
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$20.14 - $101.37
(Median)
$20
$49
$100
MEDIAN: $49.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$54,782 - $118,102  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,163  
Profit Sharing
$99.33 - $19,727  
Commission
$7,050  
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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$55,361 - $132,316  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 306
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$20.14 - $101.37  
   
Overtime
$56.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,163  
   
Commission
$7,050  
Profit Sharing
$99.33 - $19,727  
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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$55,361 - $132,316  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 36
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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 takers who work as Organizational Development Consultants report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Leadership, Change Management, Training Program Development, and Organizational Development are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Training. Most people familiar with Change Management also know Leadership.

Pay by Experience Level for Organizational Development Consultant

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


For Organizational Development Consultants, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $69K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $84K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $95K in this role. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $103K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $84,446

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

New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Organizational Development Consultants, 30 percent above the national average. Organizational Development Consultants will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+21 percent) and Minneapolis (+15 percent). In Los Angeles, salaries are 12 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers pay around 5 percent less in Dallas and 2 percent less in Washington, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Organizational Development Consultant Salaries




National Average
$84,000


Skills That Affect Organizational Development Consultant Salaries


Change Management
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National Average
$84,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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