Entry-Level Business Consultant Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Business Consultants lies in the neighborhood of $63K annually. Total cash compensation for Entry-Level Business Consultants runs from $42K to $98K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $13K and profit sharing that can reach almost $10K. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. More than half of Entry-Level Business Consultants (62 percent) survey respondents are men. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Business Consultants is high. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$42,178 - $90,384
(Median)
$42K
$63K
$90K
MEDIAN: $62,796
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$12.48 - $78.33
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$12
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$78
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$42,178 - $90,384  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,412  
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $10,137  
Commission
$-0.50 - $34,255  
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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$41,703 - $98,194  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,615
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$12.48 - $78.33  
   
Hourly Tips
$6.90  
Overtime
$15.05 - $71.95  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,412  
   
Commission
$-0.50 - $34,255  
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $10,137  
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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$41,703 - $98,194  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 160
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Deloitte & Touche LLP, EY (Ernst & Young), Humana, Inc., Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, and Deloitte are among the top companies that take on many Entry-Level Business Consultants. With a median salary of $88K, Slalom Consulting offers Entry-Level Business Consultants the highest pay. However, earnings don't seem to live on a large spectrum; they generally peter out at $75K and are capped at $121K. Also paying near the top of the field are 7-Eleven, Inc. at $87K, McKinsey & Company, Inc. at $84K, and Deloitte Consulting LLP, where Entry-Level Business Consultants annually earn $76K.

Cerner Corporation pays significantly less than other places with a median salary of $43K, less than half of the top paying company's rate. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Perficient, Inc. at $48K, and Booz, Allen, and Hamilton where $58K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Entry-Level Business Consultants there earn up to $82K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $64,922

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For Entry-Level Business Consultants, busy Los Angeles offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 25 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Business Consultants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+15 percent), San Francisco (+12 percent), Chicago (+9 percent), and Washington (+8 percent). Compared to the national average, Kansas City Entry-Level Business Consultants have considerably lower salaries, 33 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Employers in Minneapolis and Denver also lean toward paying below-median salaries (11 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

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"Stay positive, and act professionally at all times."
In my case, I started in the advertising trenches where we had to cut and past the add. We did not have graphic designers to do our work for us and we did all of our paperwork before leaving home at night, so sometimes it was a late night. My advice it to never give up on your dream: ever. No matter how hard the climb, climb it. You can do anything you set your mind to.

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Skills That Affect Business Consultant Salaries

Requirements Analysis
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Strategic Planning
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IT Consulting
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Project Management
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Financial Analysis
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Business Analysis
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Data Analysis
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Operations Management
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Process Improvement
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National Average
$65,000

Microsoft Excel
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Business Development
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Microsoft Office
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Accounting
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 246 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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