Entry-Level Business Consultant Salary

The average Entry-Level Business Consultant earns approximately $62K annually. Cash earnings for Entry-Level Business Consultants — which occasionally include more than $13K from bonuses and more than $10K from profit sharing — stretch from around $41K to approximately $97K. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Business Consultants, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Men account for the majority of Entry-Level Business Consultants who responded to the questionnaire — 64 percent to be exact. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$41,873 - $88,750

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$12.21 - $84.43

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$41,873 - $88,750  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,773  
Profit Sharing
$387.83 - $9,919  
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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$41,490 - $97,183  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,325
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$29$58$87
Hourly Rate
$12.21 - $84.43  
   
Overtime
$8.07 - $74.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,773  
   
Commission
$491.32 - $19,832  
Profit Sharing
$387.83 - $9,919  
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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$41,490 - $97,183  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 126
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Popular Employer Salaries for Entry-Level Business Consultant


Dominating the field, Humana, Inc., Deloitte & Touche LLP, EY (Ernst & Young), Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, and Deloitte are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Entry-Level Business Consultants. The biggest paychecks can be found at McKinsey & Company, Inc. — the median salary there is $84K. Soaring salaries can also be found at Deloitte Consulting LLP, Deloitte, and EY (Ernst & Young), where earnings of $76K, $70K, or $68K are standard for Entry-Level Business Consultants.

Workers also receive paychecks lighter than average at Booz, Allen, and Hamilton ($59K), Protiviti Incorporated ($60K), and Sapient Corporation ($65K).

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 19 percent, Entry-Level Business Consultants in Los Angeles receive some of the highest pay in the country. Entry-Level Business Consultants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+19 percent), New York (+15 percent), Chicago (+10 percent), and Houston (+9 percent). Trailing the national average by 8 percent, Minneapolis is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers also pay below the national average in Atlanta (6 percent lower) and Denver (4 percent lower).

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Business Consultant Salaries

Requirements Analysis
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Financial Analysis
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Strategic Planning
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Business Analysis
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Process Improvement
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Data Analysis
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Project Management
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IT Consulting
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Business Strategy
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Operations Management
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Microsoft Excel
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National Average
$64,000

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 210 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 11%
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