Business Process / Management Consultant Salary

An average Business Process Consultant in the United States can expect to take home roughly $80K per year. Overall cash earnings for Business Process Consultants stretch from $50K on the lower end to $153K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $20K from bonuses and $16K from profit sharing. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the specific employer, followed by years of experience and geography. For the most part, Business Process Consultants enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Male Business Process Consultants are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 57 percent of the field.

$50,855 - $128,952
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MEDIAN: $79,882
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$14.94 - $138.42
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$50,855 - $128,952  
   
Bonus
$1,267 - $20,252  
Profit Sharing
$2.86 - $16,219  
Commission
$201.34 - $198,659  
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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$49,781 - $153,169  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,471
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$14.94 - $138.42  
   
Hourly Tips
$5.00  
Overtime
$21.44 - $99.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$1,267 - $20,252  
   
Commission
$201.34 - $198,659  
Profit Sharing
$2.86 - $16,219  
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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$49,781 - $153,169  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 218

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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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Business Process Consultants do not often transition into VP of Operations roles. The role averages $124K per year. Career advancement for the typical Business Process Consultant often leads to becoming an Information Technology Project Manager or a Senior Professional Service Consultant; median salaries in these positions are $2K higher and $14K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Business Process / Management Consultant


Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, Humana, Inc., Protiviti Incorporated, Deloitte Consulting LLP, and EY (Ernst & Young) are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Business Process Consultants. Although Humana, Inc. leads the field in pay with a median salary of $146K, employees there receive a wide spread of salaries, from $52K on the low end all the way up to $154K at the top. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Deloitte & Touche LLP, Slalom Consulting, and Accenture, top-paying firms where Business Process Consultants rake in a massive $140K, $122K, or $108K, respectively.

Booz, Allen, and Hamilton reports the lowest median salary in the area by far — it's only $71K, less than half of the top paying employer's rate. Other low-paying employers include Protiviti Incorporated at $72K and IBM Global Services at $79K, though some Business Process Consultants there earn up to $129K.

Popular Skills for Business Process / Management Consultant


Business Process Consultants report using a deep pool of 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 28 percent, 21 percent, and 16 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Windows Operating System General Use, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office. Most people skilled in Process Improvement are similarly competent in Business Analysis, Change Management, and Business Process Engineering.

Pay by Experience Level for Business Process / Management Consultant

Pay by Experience for a Business Process / Management Consultant has a positive trend. An entry-level Business Process / Management Consultant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 814 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Business Process / Management Consultant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $95,000 based on 552 salaries. An experienced Business Process / Management Consultant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $105,000 based on 482 salaries. A Business Process / Management Consultant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $125,000 based on 219 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $84,367

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Surpassing the national average by 29 percent, Business Process Consultants in Seattle receive some of the highest pay in the country. Business Process Consultants will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+23 percent), San Francisco (+20 percent), New York (+17 percent), and Minneapolis (+16 percent). With compensation 11 percent below the national average, Detroit is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Atlanta and Chicago are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 5 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively.

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Key Stats for Business Process / Management Consultant

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 259 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Business Process / Management Consultant Salaries

▲48%

▲24%

▲13%

National Average
$84,000

▼16%

Skills That Affect Business Process / Management Consultant Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 259 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 17%
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