Organizational Development Consultant Salary

Organizational Development Consultants in the United States can expect to earn an average of $82K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Organizational Development Consultants making up 76 percent. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Organizational Development Consultants. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$58,180 - $117,314
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$82K
$120K
MEDIAN: $82,016
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$17.37 - $153.19
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MEDIAN: $52.38
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$58,180 - $117,314  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,469  
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
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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$57,117 - $132,957  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 167
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$17.37 - $153.19  
   
Overtime
$28.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,469  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
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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$57,117 - $132,957  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 26

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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


Organizational Development Consultants generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Leadership, Training Program Development, Change Management, 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 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $69K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $87K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $99K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $102K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $85,425

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

For those looking to make money, Organizational Development Consultants in Houston enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 23 percent above the national average. Organizational Development Consultants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Minneapolis (+22 percent), San Francisco (+20 percent), Chicago (+16 percent), and Los Angeles (+3 percent). Falling short of the national average by 18 percent, the area with the worst salaries is New York. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Washington (12 percent less) and Atlanta (10 percent less).

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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 18 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
20%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Organizational Development Consultant Salaries

▲20%

▲16%

▲2%

National Average
$85,000

▼19%

Skills That Affect Organizational Development Consultant Salaries

▲5%




National Average
$85,000

▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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