Entry-Level Business Consultant Salary

Earnings for Entry-Level Business Consultants come in at around $63K annually on average. Cash earnings of Entry-Level Business Consultants — including $13K in bonuses, $10K in profit sharing proceeds, and $34K in commissions near the top of the pay scale — stretch from approximately $42K to approximately $98K depending on individual performance. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. More than half of Entry-Level Business Consultants (62 percent) survey respondents are men. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$42,178 - $90,384
(Median)
$42K
$63K
$90K
MEDIAN: $62,796
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$12.48 - $78.33
(Median)
$12
$25
$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 some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Entry-Level Business Consultants. Slalom Consulting offers the best pay with a median salary of $88K, though salaries there don't seem that varied, bottoming out near $75K and maxing out at just $121K. Other leaders in compensation levels are 7-Eleven, Inc. at $87K, McKinsey & Company, Inc. at $84K, and Deloitte Consulting LLP, where Entry-Level Business Consultants annually earn $76K.

Less than half of the top paying company's rate, Cerner Corporation offers a median salary of just $43K, consistently last on the pay scale ladder by far. 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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Los Angeles offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level Business Consultants, 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). Entry-Level Business Consultants' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Entry-Level Business Consultants in Kansas City bring in salaries that are 33 percent lower than the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Minneapolis (11 percent less) and Denver (4 percent less).

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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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