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Carlson Dettmann Consulting, LLC (CDC) is an independent management consulting firm with primary expertise in compensation strategies, employee relations, and related business services. We understand the diverse needs of public, private, for-profit, and not-for-profit organizations. Carlson and Dettmann together have over 75 years of compensation consulting and executive experience.


Compensation Systems

Taking into consideration marketplace conditions, regulatory, organizational, cultural, and other internal and external requirements, we work with managers and employees to develop the appropriate systems for your organization. Read More

Performance Management

We work with our clients to develop a performance management system that focuses on individual development and job performance that is consistent with organizational objectives. Read More

Management Consulting

Probing the linkages between job structure, compensation, and performance frequently lead to observations and conclusions about ways you might improve operational structure and enhance accountability, or measure and report more accurately. Read More

Executive Compensation

There is no substitute for effective leadership. To ensure that your organization attracts, retains and motivates the most qualified leaders, we have experience in the analysis, design and implementation of all elements of executive compensation. Read More

Employee Engagement

Research consistently shows that the level of employee engagement directly impacts productivity and profitability. We assist clients with measuring engagement and implementing changes based on feedback.

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Elements of an Effective Compensation Study


Over the years, we have a developed an effective method to complete a compensation study. This method is applicable to all industries, both in the public and private sectors. The.. read more

2016 Wage Planning Survey


Carlson Dettmann Consulting, LLC is pleased to release the results of our 2016 Wisconsin Public Sector Annual Wage Planning Survey. This survey is based on the planned (or adopted) decisions.. read more

2015 Public Sector Salary Increase Survey


Carlson Dettmann Consulting, LLC is pleased to release the results of our 2015 Wisconsin Public Sector Salary Increase Survey. This is a follow-up to last year’s survey, and is based.. read more