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Business Consultant Salary (United States)

A Business Consultant earns an average salary of $67,260 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. A skill in Requirements Analysis is associated with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Business Consultant Salary (?
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$43,923 - $107,868
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MEDIAN: $67,259
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Business Consultant Salary (?
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$16.32 - $146.67
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,923 - $107,868  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,621  
Profit Sharing
$507 - $10,326  
Commission
$0.00 - $40,851  
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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$43,550 - $131,763  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,762
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$16.32 - $146.67  
   
Overtime
$14.97 - $95.58  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,621  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $40,851  
Profit Sharing
$507 - $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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$43,550 - $131,763  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 267
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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
  • Modify programs to enhance likelihood of meeting business goals.
  • Balance customer requests and requirements with technical constraints.
  • Develop and update high-level roadmap of business initiatives and goals.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Business Consultant

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Pay Difference By Location

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Experience Affects Business Consultant Salaries

National Average
$72,000

Skills That Affect Business Consultant Salaries

Business Analysis
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IT Consulting
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Business Development
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Operations Management
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Financial Analysis
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Business Intelligence
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$72,000
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Data Analysis
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
38%
female alumni
 
Male
62%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 16%