Entry-Level Business Consultants pull down an average of $65K per year. In the world of Entry-Level Business Consultants, total cash compensation ranges from $42K on the lower end to $99K on the higher end; this includes bonuses that reach $14K and profit sharing that approaches $10K in rare cases, with some high rollers snagging commissions as high as $99K. The company and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$42,054 - $92,949
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$42K
$65K
$93K
MEDIAN: $64,762
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$12.32 - $51.20
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$12
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$51
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$42,054 - $92,949  
   
Bonus
$987 - $14,429  
Profit Sharing
$10.30 - $9,988  
Commission
$1,980 - $99,422  
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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$41,508 - $99,247  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,152
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$12.32 - $51.20  
   
Overtime
$15.21 - $59.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$987 - $14,429  
   
Commission
$1,980 - $99,422  
Profit Sharing
$10.30 - $9,988  
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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$41,508 - $99,247  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 120
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Leading companies who hire large numbers of Entry-Level Business Consultants include EY (Ernst & Young), Humana, Inc., Deloitte & Touche LLP, Slalom Consulting, and International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. Salary cannot be beat at Slalom Consulting, where median pay comes to $88K. The range seems somewhat confined, however; the lower end sits at $75K, and the higher end is not far away at $121K. Entry-Level Business Consultants can also look forward to large paychecks at McKinsey & Company, Inc. ($84K), 7-Eleven, Inc. ($83K), and Deloitte Consulting LLP ($77K).

Not only do salaries lack room to grow — pay ranges from $40K to just $52K — but Cerner Corporation offers the lowest pay in town to boot, with a median paycheck of $43K. Perficient, Inc., Protiviti Incorporated, and Kaiser Permanente also scrape the bottom of the pay scale, with median earnings hovering around $48K, $60K, and $60K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $66,437

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Entry-Level Business Consultants in Los Angeles enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 20 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Business Consultants will also find cushy salaries in New York (+18 percent), Houston (+17 percent), Chicago (+15 percent), and Seattle (+11 percent). Entry-Level Business Consultants in Kansas City report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 35 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Employers pay around 12 percent less in Minneapolis and 3 percent less in Denver, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Business Consultant Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Business Consultant in Salem:
"Suck it up."
Hustle. People do this kind of job to work less hard and end up with a bad name for themselves.

Business Consultant in Houston:
"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


Client Interaction
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Requirements Analysis
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Data Analysis
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IT Consulting
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Business Analysis
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Strategic Planning
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Financial Analysis
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National Average
$66,000

Process Improvement
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Microsoft Excel
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Business Development
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Accounting
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 150 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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