Business Consultant Salary

A Business Consultant earns an average salary of $68,983 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.

$44,473 - $109,488
(Median)
$44K
$69K
$110K
MEDIAN: $68,982
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$16.38 - $145.65
(Median)
$16
$39
$150
MEDIAN: $39.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,473 - $109,488  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,770  
Profit Sharing
$513 - $10,110  
Commission
$0.00 - $40,000  
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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$44,219 - $131,794  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,652
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$16.38 - $145.65  
   
Hourly Tips
$6.90  
Overtime
$15.10 - $96.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,770  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $40,000  
Profit Sharing
$513 - $10,110  
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).
)
$44,219 - $131,794  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 389
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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: $72,828

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Experience Affects Business Consultant Salaries




National Average
$73,000


Skills That Affect Business Consultant Salaries






Business Analysis
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Process Improvement
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Business Intelligence
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Strategic Planning
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Business Development
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Financial Analysis
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National Average
$73,000

Data Analysis
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 468 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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