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Business Process / Management Consultant Salary

Median pay for Business Process Consultants in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $79K per year. The range in cash compensation to Business Process Consultants (largely between $50K and $155K) includes potential earnings of $20K from bonuses, $12K from profit sharing, and commissions of $59K in exceptional cases. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the particular firm, followed by career duration and geography. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 63 percent of Business Process Consultants are male. Work is enjoyable for Business Process Consultants, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$49,852 - $127,602
(Median)
$50K
$79K
$130K
MEDIAN: $79,390
10%
50%
90%

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$19.18 - $127.57
(Median)
$19
$52
$130
MEDIAN: $51.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$49,852 - $127,602  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,945  
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $12,034  
Commission
$-0.50 - $59,180  
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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$50,241 - $154,797  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,714
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$19.18 - $127.57  
   
Overtime
$13.32 - $87.25  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,945  
   
Commission
$-0.50 - $59,180  
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $12,034  
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).
)
$50,241 - $154,797  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 280

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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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It's not very common for Business Process Consultants to move on to become Chief Financial Officers. Average pay for a Chief Financial Officer is $122K annually. However, becoming a Information Technology Project Manager or Senior Professional Service Consultant is a more frequent transition for Business Process Consultants.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Business Process / Management Consultant


Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, Accenture, Humana, Inc., Deloitte Consulting LLP, and International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. are top-notch employers for Business Process Consultants in this area. Humana, Inc. pays the most with a median salary of $145K, though with a large amount of variation, going from a low of $51K to a high of $154K. Business Process Consultants will also find cushy salaries at PricewaterhouseCoopers (+$110K), International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. (+$94K), and Accenture (+$91K).

Not only do salaries lack room to grow — pay ranges from $43K to just $60K — but Protiviti Incorporated offers the lowest pay in town to boot, with a median paycheck of $55K. Workers at Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, KPMG, LLP, and EY (Ernst & Young) also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field — average earnings for these employers come to $65K, $68K, and $74K respectively.

Popular Skills for Business Process / Management Consultant


Business Process Consultants report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Business Process Engineering, Strategic Planning, Change Management, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 9 percent and 17 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Word, Windows Operating System General Use, and Microsoft Office. It is often found that people who know Business Analysis are also skilled in Project Management 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.


For many Business Process Consultants, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $69K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $93K. Six-figure salaries surface after one to two decades on the job — experienced professionals in this group reap a six-figure median of $111K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $131K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For Business Process Consultants, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 24 percent greater than the national average. Business Process Consultants will also find cushy salaries in Minneapolis (+20 percent), Louisville (+18 percent), Boston (+17 percent), and Seattle (+15 percent). Denver is the lowest-paying area, 11 percent south of the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Arlington (7 percent lower) and Washington (5 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Business Process / Management Consultant Salaries




National Average
$85,000


Skills That Affect Business Process / Management Consultant Salaries





Process Improvement
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Business Strategy
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$85,000

Business Analysis
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Microsoft Access
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 479 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
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 17%