Organizational Development Director Salary

Organizational Development Directors in the United States see excellent average salaries — about $111K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $31K and $10K, respectively — total cash payment to Organizational Development Directors can bottom out near $69K or peak near $173K depending on individual performance. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Organizational Development Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high. A large number claim medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision coverage. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Organizational Development Directors making up 71 percent. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$68,734 - $153,354

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National Salary Data (?
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$68,734 - $153,354  
$2,056 - $31,393  
Profit Sharing
$979 - $10,106  
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).
$68,949 - $172,815  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 336
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Job Description for Organizational Development Director

Getting the most out of an organization's employees isn't simply a matter of filling empty slots with warm bodies and hoping for the best. Many organizations have entire teams dedicated to the task of training employees and getting the most out of them. The leader of this department is called the director of organizational development, and this director coordinates the entirety of the organization's employee development programs.


Organizational Development Director Tasks

  • Assess current organizational process and make recommendations for strategic changes.
  • Develop and execute an organizational development process plan.

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Popular Skills for Organizational Development Director

Survey results imply that Organizational Development Directors put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Change Management, Organizational Development, Project Management, and Strategic Planning are correlated to pay that is above average. Human Resources, on the other hand, is typically associated with much lower pay. Most people familiar with Training Program Development also know Strategic Planning and Change Management. Most people familiar with Organizational Development also know Change Management and Strategic Planning.

Pay by Experience Level for Organizational Development Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Organizational Development Directors with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. The average beginner in this position makes around $79K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $104K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $124K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $139K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

Home to some of the best pay for Organizational Development Directors, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 25 percent above the national average. Organizational Development Directors will also find cushy salaries in New York (+22 percent), Seattle (+19 percent), Washington (+17 percent), and Houston (+16 percent). Compared to the national average, Milwaukee Organizational Development Directors have considerably lower salaries, 37 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession.

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Experience Affects Organizational Development Director Salaries

National Average

Skills That Affect Organizational Development Director Salaries

Organizational Development
up arrow 4%

National Average

Strategic Planning
up arrow 1%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Training Program Development
up arrow 2%

Human Resources
up arrow 30%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.


71 %
29 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 11%