Organizational Development Consultant Salary

An average Organizational Development Consultant in the United States can expect to take home roughly $82K per year. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Organizational Development Consultants report high levels of job satisfaction. Most Organizational Development Consultants survey respondents are women (76 percent). Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$58,090 - $118,227
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MEDIAN: $82,107
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$16.49 - $193.92
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$58,090 - $118,227  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,000  
Profit Sharing
$4,578  
Total Pay (?
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$57,740 - $134,644  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 165
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$70$140$210
Hourly Rate
$16.49 - $193.92  
   
Overtime
$0.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$140K$280K$420K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,578  
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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$57,740 - $134,644  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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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

  • Investigate organizational systems and create strategies for improvement and development.
  • Evaluate policies and systems against industry standards and best practices.
  • Collaborate with department stake holders to derive needs and bottlenecks.

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Popular Skills for Organizational Development Consultant


Survey results suggest that Organizational Development Consultants put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Leadership, Training Program Development, Change Management, and Organizational Development are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Training. Most people who know 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.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. The average beginner in this position makes around $69K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $86K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $99K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $104K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $85,825

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

San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Organizational Development Consultants, 34 percent higher than the national average. Organizational Development Consultants will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+22 percent), Minneapolis (+21 percent), Chicago (+16 percent), and Los Angeles (+11 percent). New York is the lowest-paying area, 15 percent south of the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Washington (13 percent lower) and Atlanta (12 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Organizational Development Consultant

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Organizational Development Consultant Salaries

▲21%

▲15%

▼0%

National Average
$86,000

▼20%

Skills That Affect Organizational Development Consultant Salaries

▲5%




National Average
$86,000

▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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