Business Process / Management Consultant Salary

Commissions constitute a big slice (just over two-fifths on average) of overall compensation for Business Process Consultants, and the median take-home for this group lies near $84K. Cash earnings for Business Process Consultants — including $20K in bonuses and $15K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $50K to $152K depending on individual performance. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the specific employer, followed by experience level and location. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Business Process Consultants making up 58 percent of survey respondents. Work is enjoyable for Business Process Consultants, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$50,589 - $127,689
$51K
$79K
$130K
MEDIAN: $79,301
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$15.11 - $144.63
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$45
$140
MEDIAN: $45.38
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$50,589 - $127,689  
   
Bonus
$1,094 - $20,162  
Profit Sharing
$2.93 - $14,882  
Commission
$202.73 - $197,265  
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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$49,606 - $151,789  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,448
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$15.11 - $144.63  
   
Hourly Tips
$5.00  
Overtime
$23.67 - $101.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$1,094 - $20,162  
   
Commission
$202.73 - $197,265  
Profit Sharing
$2.93 - $14,882  
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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$49,606 - $151,789  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 208

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Job Description for Business Process / Management Consultant

Business process/management consultants seek to constantly evaluate the production process and improve on it in any way possible. These improvements can take the form of new equipment, staff, methods, and team building and mentoring. By working with the production and sales chains of a business, the business process/management consultants help eliminate unnecessary costs and increase communication between the different levels of operation.

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Business Process / Management Consultant Tasks

  • Conduct organizational studies and evaluations to find inefficient business processes and programs.
  • Design systems and procedures to more efficiently conduct an organization's practices and procedures.

Common Career Paths for Business Process / Management Consultant


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It's not very common for Business Process Consultants to move on to become VPs of Operations. Average pay for a VP of Operations is $123K annually. Typical career progression for a Business Process Consultant involves becoming an Information Technology Project Manager or a Senior Professional Service Consultant, roles that pay $2K more and $14K more on average.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Business Process / Management Consultant


Leading companies who hire large numbers of Business Process Consultants include Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, Humana, Inc., EY (Ernst & Young), Protiviti Incorporated, and Deloitte Consulting LLP. Humana, Inc. pays the most with a median salary of $146K, though with a large amount of variation, going from a low of $52K to a high of $154K. Other big spenders include Deloitte & Touche LLP, Slalom Consulting, and Accenture, top-paying firms where Business Process Consultants see paychecks nearing $140K, $122K, or $115K.

Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Protiviti Incorporated at $72K, and Booz, Allen, and Hamilton where $72K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Business Process Consultants there earn up to $122K.

Popular Skills for Business Process / Management Consultant


Business Process Consultants seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Program Management, Business Process Engineering, and Change Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 27 percent, 20 percent, and 16 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Word, Windows Operating System General Use, and Microsoft Office. Most people who know Process Improvement also know Business Analysis, Change Management, and Business Process Engineering.

Pay by Experience Level for Business Process / Management Consultant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $71K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $96K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Experienced professionals — those with 10 to 20 years in the field — see salaries in the six-figure territory, securing around $105K on average. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $124K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $84,058

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

Seattle offers some of the highest pay in the country for Business Process Consultants, 28 percent above the national average. Business Process Consultants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Denver (+21 percent), San Francisco (+21 percent), Minneapolis (+20 percent), and Philadelphia (+15 percent). The lowest-paying market is Arlington, which sits 8 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Austin and Atlanta (7 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Business Process / Management Consultant

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 248 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Business Process / Management Consultant Salaries

▲48%

▲25%

▲14%

National Average
$84,000

▼16%

Skills That Affect Business Process / Management Consultant Salaries









National Average
$84,000






Windows Operating System General Use
▼13%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 248 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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