A Business Consultant earns an average salary of $71,058 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are IT Consulting, Requirements Analysis, and Operations Management. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$43,953 - $109,346
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MEDIAN: $71,057
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$15.84 - $144.82
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,953 - $109,346  
   
Bonus
$976 - $19,098  
Profit Sharing
$155.00 - $10,326  
Commission
$2,032 - $72,129  
Total Pay (?
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$43,787 - $125,622  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,845
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Hourly Rate
$15.84 - $144.82  
   
Hourly Tips
$14.29  
Overtime
$20.71 - $78.58  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$976 - $19,098  
   
Commission
$2,032 - $72,129  
Profit Sharing
$155.00 - $10,326  
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).
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$43,787 - $125,622  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 245

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Job Description for Business Consultant

Problem-solving expertise plays an important part in how successful the company is or can be. Though a business consultant can specialize in many different areas, their duties typically are somewhat similar. Most of the time, these consultants are hired during the start-up process of a new business, and it is their job to revitalize and organize the company to help it run more efficiently. Business consultants also may be in charge of improving a part of the business that is in dire straits. In some cases, the consultants will have to teach the employees how to use specific software to improve efficiency.

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Business Consultant Tasks

  • Coordinate with partners to ensure overall business solution is positioned and implemented on a global scale.
  • Build rapport with external vendors in order to support business objectives.
  • Develop and update high-level roadmap of business initiatives and goals.
  • Modify programs to enhance likelihood of meeting business goals.
  • Balance customer requests and requirements with technical constraints.

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National Average: $74,858

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Key Stats for Business Consultant

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 262 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Business Consultant Salaries




National Average
$75,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 262 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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