A Business Consultant earns an average salary of $70,392 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Requirements Analysis, Operations Management, and IT Consulting. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$44,152 - $109,009
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$44K
$70K
$110K
MEDIAN: $70,391
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$16.02 - $146.31
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MEDIAN: $38.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,152 - $109,009  
   
Bonus
$983 - $19,239  
Profit Sharing
$10.14 - $10,215  
Commission
$2,023 - $85,400  
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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$43,884 - $127,830  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,854
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$16.02 - $146.31  
   
Overtime
$17.75 - $98.14  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$983 - $19,239  
   
Commission
$2,023 - $85,400  
Profit Sharing
$10.14 - $10,215  
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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$43,884 - $127,830  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 262
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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 Difference by Location

National Average: $74,403

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Experience Affects Business Consultant Salaries




National Average
$74,000


Skills That Affect Business Consultant Salaries







Business Analysis
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Strategic Planning
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Client Interaction
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Business Development
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Process Improvement
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Financial Analysis
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National Average
$74,000

Data Analysis
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 257 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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