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Organizational Development Consultant Salary

Over one-half of Organizational Development Consultants in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $52K to $128K per year, and the average comes out to $83K per year. Final cash compensation to Organizational Development Consultants varies from around $52K to approximately $128K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $12K and $16K, respectively. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Organizational Development Consultants, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Organizational Development Consultants making up 71 percent. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$52,352 - $117,263
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$52K
$83K
$120K
MEDIAN: $82,780
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$19.80 - $102.13
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MEDIAN: $49.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,352 - $117,263  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,182  
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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$52,291 - $127,987  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 291
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Hourly Rate
$19.80 - $102.13  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,182  
   
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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$52,291 - $127,987  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 30

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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 who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional 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 skilled in Change Management are similarly competent in 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. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $71K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $86K. On average, Organizational Development Consultants make $91K following one to two decades on the job. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $109K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Organizational Development Consultants in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 19 percent above the national average. Organizational Development Consultants will also find cushy salaries in Minneapolis (+13 percent) and Chicago (+2 percent). Dallas is the lowest-paying area, 6 percent south of the national average.

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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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Training Program Development
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Organizational Development
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National Average
$85,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 56 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 15%
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