Business Process / Management Consultant Salary

Commissions form a big slice (just under a half) of total compensation for Business Process Consultants. The median income in this area hovers around $87K. Overall cash earnings for Business Process Consultants stretch from $51K on the lower end to $155K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $20K from bonuses and $12K from profit sharing. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography and tenure. The majority of Business Process Consultants claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The majority of Business Process Consultants (63 percent) who took the survey are men.

$50,510 - $127,936
(Median)
$51K
$81K
$130K
MEDIAN: $80,627
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$19.61 - $130.92
(Median)
$20
$57
$130
MEDIAN: $57.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$50,510 - $127,936  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,752  
Profit Sharing
$307.67 - $11,966  
Commission
$40,000  
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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$50,816 - $155,388  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,703
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$19.61 - $130.92  
   
Overtime
$19.95 - $93.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,752  
   
Commission
$40,000  
Profit Sharing
$307.67 - $11,966  
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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$50,816 - $155,388  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 269
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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

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

Common Career Paths for Business Process / Management Consultant


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Business Process Consultants who transition into a Chief Financial Officer role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $123K per year. It is not unusual for a Business Process Consultant to become an Information Technology Project Manager or a Senior Professional Service Consultant.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Business Process / Management Consultant


Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Humana, Inc., EY (Ernst & Young), and Accenture are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Business Process Consultants. Although Humana, Inc. heads up the field in terms of compensation, offering the highest median salary at $146K, pay at this particular employer still varies considerably, running the full spectrum from $52K to $154K. Other employers shelling out big bucks include PricewaterhouseCoopers, International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., and Accenture, where Business Process Consultants typically earn around $110K, $95K, or $90K, respectively.

Protiviti Incorporated lags the field greatly in terms of pay, offering a median salary 151 percent less than the top paying company ($58K). Workers at Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, KPMG, LLP, and IBM Global Services also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field — average earnings for these employers come to $62K, $68K, and $79K respectively.

Popular Skills for Business Process / Management Consultant


Business Process Consultants seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, facility with Program Management, Business Process Engineering, and Strategic Planning are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent, 16 percent, and 12 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Word, Windows Operating System General Use, and Microsoft Office. The majority of those who know Process Improvement also know Business Analysis and Change Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Business Process / Management Consultant

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


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Business Process Consultants. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $70K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $96K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $111K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $132K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $86,593

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For Business Process Consultants, working in the bustling city of Louisville has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Business Process Consultants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+26 percent), Seattle (+24 percent), Minneapolis (+16 percent), and Charlotte (+15 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Business Process Consultants is geography, with workers in McLean earning a whopping 21 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Arlington (11 percent lower) and Washington (6 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Business Process / Management Consultant Salaries




National Average
$87,000


Skills That Affect Business Process / Management Consultant Salaries







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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 341 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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