Organizational Development Director Salary

Salaries for Organizational Development Directors in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($115K) per year. Overall cash earnings for Organizational Development Directors stretch from $73K on the lower end to $180K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $38K from bonuses and $14K from profit sharing. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Female Organizational Development Directors make up most of the survey respondents at 72 percent. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Organizational Development Directors. A large number report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and most collect vision insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$71,838 - $161,766
$72K
$110K
$160K
MEDIAN: $114,980
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$71,838 - $161,766  
   
Bonus
$1,976 - $38,456  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $13,906  
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$73,303 - $180,359  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 224

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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.

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Organizational Development Director Tasks

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

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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, Project Management, Organizational Development, and Strategic Planning are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Training Program Development, Human Resources, and Strategic Planning. Those who learned Training Program Development also tend to know Strategic Planning and Change Management. Most people who know Organizational Development also know Change Management and Strategic Planning.

Pay by Experience Level for Organizational Development Director

Pay by Experience for an Organizational Development Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Organizational Development Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $91,000 based on 23 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Organizational Development Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $98,000 based on 73 salaries. An experienced Organizational Development Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $127,000 based on 131 salaries. An Organizational Development Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $130,000 based on 63 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $118,536

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

San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Organizational Development Directors, 68 percent higher than the national average. Organizational Development Directors will also find cushy salaries in New York (+40 percent), Chicago (+31 percent), Dallas (+26 percent), and Houston (+23 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Milwaukee Organizational Development Directors earning much less — 37 percent less — than the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Baltimore and Los Angeles (14 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Organizational Development Director

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
29%
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Experience Affects Organizational Development Director Salaries

▲10%

▲7%

National Average
$119,000

▼18%

▼23%

Skills That Affect Organizational Development Director Salaries


Project Management
▼0%

National Average
$119,000

Organizational Development
▼1%


Human Resources
▼5%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
vision benefits
Vision: 84%
no benefits
None: 8%
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