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Business Consultant Salary (United States)

A Business Consultant earns an average salary of $67,297 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Business Consultant Salary (?
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$43,630 - $108,172
(Median)
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67K
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MEDIAN: $67,297
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Business Consultant Salary (?
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$16.13 - $147.54
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MEDIAN: $39.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,630 - $108,172  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,567  
Profit Sharing
$587 - $10,380  
Commission
$0.00 - $41,022  
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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$43,266 - $133,589  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,554
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$16.13 - $147.54  
   
Overtime
$14.90 - $96.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,567  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $41,022  
Profit Sharing
$587 - $10,380  
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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$43,266 - $133,589  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 243
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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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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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Process Improvement
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Operations Management
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Financial Analysis
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Business Development
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National Average
$72,000
Data Analysis
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Accounting
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Supply Chain
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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
9%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 16%