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Organizational Development Director Salary

Organizational Development Directors enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($111K) annually in the United States. Cash earnings for Organizational Development Directors — which occasionally include more than $32K from bonuses and more than $8K from profit sharing — stretch from around $69K to approximately $173K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most Organizational Development Directors survey respondents are women (72 percent). The majority of Organizational Development Directors claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most claim medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$68,763 - $152,996
MEDIAN: $111,120

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$68,763 - $152,996  
$2,039 - $32,459  
Profit Sharing
$973 - $8,243  
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 - $173,408  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 326

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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

Organizational Development Directors seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Change Management, Organizational Development, Strategic Planning, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Human Resources as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Those proficient in Organizational Development are, more often than not, also skilled in Strategic Planning and Change Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Organizational Development Director

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

Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Organizational Development Directors. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $78K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $104K. For Organizational Development Directors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $124K. Organizational Development Directors who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $140K.

Pay Difference by Location

Home to some of the best pay for Organizational Development Directors, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 29 percent above the national average. Organizational Development Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+21 percent), Seattle (+20 percent), Houston (+16 percent), and Los Angeles (+13 percent). Organizational Development Directors in Milwaukee make 37 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay.

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Experience Affects Organizational Development Director Salaries

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Skills That Affect Organizational Development Director Salaries

Organizational Development
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Strategic Planning
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Project Management

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Training Program Development
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Human Resources
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.


72 %
28 %

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%