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Entry-Level Business Consultant Salary

Earnings for Entry-Level Business Consultants come in at around $62K per year on average. Overall cash earnings for Entry-Level Business Consultants stretch from $41K on the lower end to $98K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $14K from bonuses and $9K from profit sharing. The company and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Entry-Level Business Consultants who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 65 percent. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Business Consultants. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$42,026 - $89,495
(Median)
$42K
$62K
$89K
MEDIAN: $61,876
10%
50%
90%

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$12.46 - $86.16
(Median)
$12
$25
$86
MEDIAN: $24.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$42,026 - $89,495  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,631  
Profit Sharing
$302.01 - $9,192  
Commission
$491.32 - $19,832  
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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$41,485 - $98,139  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,244
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$29$58$87
Hourly Rate
$12.46 - $86.16  
   
Overtime
$8.00 - $75.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,631  
   
Commission
$491.32 - $19,832  
Profit Sharing
$302.01 - $9,192  
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).
)
$41,485 - $98,139  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 120

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Popular Employer Salaries for Entry-Level Business Consultant


Many Entry-Level Business Consultants can be found at Deloitte & Touche LLP, Humana, Inc., EY (Ernst & Young), Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, and Deloitte, firms that are at the top of the field. McKinsey & Company, Inc. attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $84K. Deloitte Consulting LLP, Deloitte, and Deloitte & Touche LLP also offer top salaries for Entry-Level Business Consultants. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $76K, $69K, and $66K, respectively.

Also sliding in at the lower end of the scale are Booz, Allen, and Hamilton ($59K), Protiviti Incorporated ($61K), and Sapient Corporation ($65K).

Pay Difference by Location


Los Angeles is home to an above-average pay rate for Entry-Level Business Consultants, 21 percent higher than the national average. Entry-Level Business Consultants will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+18 percent), New York (+14 percent), Chicago (+10 percent), and Houston (+8 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 10 percent south of the national average, can be found in Minneapolis. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Denver (6 percent lower) and Atlanta (4 percent lower).

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Business Consultant Salaries

Requirements Analysis
up arrow 9%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 9%

Business Intelligence
up arrow 8%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 6%

Business Analysis
up arrow 4%

Process Improvement
up arrow 4%

IT Consulting
up arrow 4%

Business Strategy
up arrow 3%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Data Analysis
up arrow 2%

Operations Management
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

National Average
$64,000

Business Development
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
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Accounting
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 214 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 12%
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