Organizational Development Consultant Salary

About 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 $55K to $132K per year, and the average comes out to $83K annually. Total cash compensation for Organizational Development Consultants runs from $55K to $132K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $12K and profit sharing that can reach almost $20K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. For the most part, Organizational Development Consultants enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Organizational Development Consultants making up 74 percent. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$54,782 - $118,102
(Median)
$55K
$83K
$120K
MEDIAN: $82,820
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$20.14 - $101.37
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$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


Organizational Development Consultants usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Leadership, Change Management, Training Program Development, and Organizational Development are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $69K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $84K. On average, Organizational Development Consultants make $95K following one to two decades on the job. 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.

For Organizational Development Consultants, New York provides a pay rate that is 30 percent greater than the national average. Organizational Development Consultants will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+21 percent) and Minneapolis (+15 percent). With compensation 12 percent below the national average, Los Angeles is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers in Dallas and Washington also lean toward paying below-median salaries (5 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Organizational Development Consultant Salaries




National Average
$84,000


Skills That Affect Organizational Development Consultant Salaries


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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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