Organizational Development Consultant Salary

The majority of Organizational Development Consultants in the United States — close to one-half — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $53K to $128K per year, and the median is $83K per year. Cash earnings for Organizational Development Consultants — which occasionally include more than $12K from bonuses and more than $16K from profit sharing — stretch from around $53K to approximately $128K. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Organizational Development Consultants survey respondents are women (73 percent). A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Organizational Development Consultants is high. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$53,029 - $116,574
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$53K
$83K
$120K
MEDIAN: $82,736
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$19.91 - $145.44
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$150
MEDIAN: $50
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$53,029 - $116,574  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,912  
Profit Sharing
$50.00 - $16,250  
Total Pay (?
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$52,936 - $128,333  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 285
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Hourly Rate
$19.91 - $145.44  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,912  
   
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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$52,936 - $128,333  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 32
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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 seem to require a number of 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. Those familiar with Change Management also tend to know 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 do not necessarily enjoy more money. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $70K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $86K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $92K. Six-figure salaries aren't unusual for professionals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience; median compensation for this group sits in the range of $104K.

Pay Difference by Location


Organizational Development Consultants will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 21 percent. Organizational Development Consultants will also find cushy salaries in Minneapolis (+14 percent) and Chicago (+2 percent). Dallas ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 7 percent below 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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Organizational Development
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National Average
$85,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 14%
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