Organizational Development Consultant Salary

The majority of Organizational Development Consultants in the United States — roughly one-half — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $53K to $128K per year, and the median is $83K per year. In the world of Organizational Development Consultants, total cash compensation can vary between $53K and $128K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $12K and $16K, respectively. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Female Organizational Development Consultants make up most of the survey respondents at 74 percent. Job satisfaction for Organizational Development Consultants is high. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$53,055 - $116,673

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$20.02 - $101.74

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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$53,055 - $116,673  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,957  
Profit Sharing
$50.00 - $16,250  
Total Pay (?
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$52,955 - $128,333  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 283
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Hourly Rate
$20.02 - $101.74  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,957  
   
Profit Sharing
$50.00 - $16,250  
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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$52,955 - $128,333  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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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


Organizational Development Consultants report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Leadership, Change Management, Training Program Development, and Organizational Development are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include 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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $69K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $86K. Organizational Development Consultants who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $93K. Professionals who have racked up more than two decades of experience enjoy comfortable salaries; at this stage, median wages are a cushy $105K.

Pay Difference by Location


San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Organizational Development Consultants, 21 percent higher than the national average. Organizational Development Consultants will also find cushy salaries in Minneapolis (+14 percent) and Washington (+10 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




National Average
$85,000


Skills That Affect Organizational Development Consultant Salaries

Change Management
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Leadership
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Organizational Development
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Training Program Development
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National Average
$85,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 14%
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