Average Organizational Development Consultants in the United States make around $83K annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Organizational Development Consultants making up 74 percent. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Most Organizational Development Consultants report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$58,463 - $114,044
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$58K
$83K
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MEDIAN: $82,844
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$17.21 - $154.56
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MEDIAN: $55.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$58,463 - $114,044  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,353  
Profit Sharing
$4,750  
Total Pay (?
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$57,115 - $131,611  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 168
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$17.21 - $154.56  
   
Overtime
$28.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,353  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,750  
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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$57,115 - $131,611  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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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 usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Leadership, Training Program Development, Change Management, and Organizational Development are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include 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 many Organizational Development Consultants, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $66K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $87K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Organizational Development Consultants make a median salary of $99K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $103K.

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Experience Affects Organizational Development Consultant Salaries




National Average
$86,000


Skills That Affect Organizational Development Consultant Salaries


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National Average
$86,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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