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Organizational Development Consultant Salary

Over one-half of Organizational Development Consultants in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $52K to $127K per year, but median earnings come to around $82K annually. Total cash compensation to Organizational Development Consultants approaches anywhere from $52K on the lower end to $127K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $12K from bonuses and upwards of $16K from profit sharing. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. For the most part, Organizational Development Consultants enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most Organizational Development Consultants survey respondents are women (73 percent). Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$51,904 - $117,093
(Median)
$52K
$82K
$120K
MEDIAN: $82,331
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$19.91 - $101.61
(Median)
$20
$49
$100
MEDIAN: $48.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,904 - $117,093  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,199  
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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$51,999 - $127,422  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 292
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$19.91 - $101.61  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,199  
   
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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$51,999 - $127,422  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 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


Job skills reported by Organizational Development Consultants are limited. Most notably, skills in Change Management, Leadership, Training Program Development, and Organizational Development are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, 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.


For many Organizational Development Consultants, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $69K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $85K. On average, Organizational Development Consultants make $89K following one to two decades on the job. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $109K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Organizational Development Consultants, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Organizational Development Consultants will also find cushy salaries in Minneapolis (+14 percent) and Washington (+2 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Dallas, 5 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Organizational Development Consultant Salaries




National Average
$84,000


Skills That Affect Organizational Development Consultant Salaries

Change Management
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Leadership
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Training Program Development
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Organizational Development
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National Average
$84,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 58 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 16%