Organizational Development Director Salary

Average pay for an Organizational Development Director in the United States is considerable, rounding six figures at $115K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $40K and $14K, respectively — total cash payment to Organizational Development Directors can bottom out near $69K or peak near $182K depending on individual performance. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most Organizational Development Directors survey respondents are women (73 percent). The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Most get medical and dental insurance, and a large number get vision plans, too. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$73,394 - $159,023
$73K
$120K
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MEDIAN: $119,590
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$0$181K
Salary $73,394 - $159,023
Bonus $2,010 - $39,065
Profit Sharing $-0.50 - $14,544
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$74,435 - $181,450
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 226

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


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Change Management, Project Management, Organizational Development, and Strategic Planning are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Training Program Development, Human Resources, and Strategic Planning. People who know Training Program Development usually 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

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: $123,538

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

For those looking to make money, Organizational Development Directors in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 68 percent above the national average. Organizational Development Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+41 percent), Chicago (+31 percent), Dallas (+26 percent), and Houston (+24 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in an Organizational Development Director's salary, with Milwaukee Organizational Development Directors earning salaries that are 37 percent less than the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Baltimore (14 percent lower) and Los Angeles (9 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Organizational Development Director

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
31%

Experience Affects Organizational Development Director Salaries

▲5%

▲3%

National Average
$124,000

▼21%

▼26%

Skills That Affect Organizational Development Director Salaries


National Average
$124,000

Project Management
▼4%

Organizational Development
▼5%


Human Resources
▼9%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
vision benefits
Vision: 84%
no benefits
None: 7%