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Business Process / Management Consultant Salary (United States)

Average Business Process Consultants in the United States make around $79K annually. Final cash compensation to Business Process Consultants varies from around $50K to approximately $154K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $20K and $12K, respectively. While the specific employer and geography impact pay for this group, experience level is the most influential factor. More than half of Business Process Consultants (62 percent) survey respondents are men. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Job satisfaction for Business Process Consultants is high. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Business Process / Management Consultant Salary (?
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$49,666 - $127,613
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MEDIAN: $78,521
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Business Process / Management Consultant Salary (?
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$18.73 - $125.28
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$49,666 - $127,613  
   
Bonus
$0.64 - $19,758  
Profit Sharing
$488.77 - $12,015  
Commission
$-0.50 - $59,598  
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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$49,847 - $153,973  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,840
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$18.73 - $125.28  
   
Overtime
$14.25 - $85.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.64 - $19,758  
   
Commission
$-0.50 - $59,598  
Profit Sharing
$488.77 - $12,015  
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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$49,847 - $153,973  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 306
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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 do not often transition into VP of Operations roles. The role averages $122K per year. Business Process Consultants typically move into roles as Information Technology Project Managers or Senior Professional Service Consultants, and those positions pay $1K more and $14K more, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Business Process / Management Consultant

Dominating the field, Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Accenture, International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., and EY (Ernst & Young) are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Business Process Consultants. PricewaterhouseCoopers pays the most with a median salary of $110K, though with a large amount of variation, going from a low of $64K to a high of $294K. Also paying near the top of the field are IBM Global Services at $91K, Accenture at $90K, and International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., where Business Process Consultants annually earn $86K.
With a median salary of $56K, Protiviti Incorporated provides Business Process Consultants with the lowest pay in their field; moreover, earnings are capped at only $62K, limiting employee salary growth. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Booz, Allen, and Hamilton at $67K, and KPMG, LLP where $68K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Business Process Consultants there earn up to $126K.

Popular Skills for Business Process / Management Consultant

Business Process Consultants seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Business Process Engineering, Strategic Planning, Strategic Project Management, and Change Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 13 percent and 19 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Word, Windows Operating System General Use, and Microsoft Office. Most people 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. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $68K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $92K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $112K. Business Process Consultants with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $131K.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$84,000
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For those looking to make money, Business Process Consultants in Atlanta enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 15 percent above the national average. Business Process Consultants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+15 percent), New York (+14 percent), Seattle (+14 percent), and Houston (+14 percent). The lowest-paying market is Denver, which sits 12 percent below the national average. Arlington and Washington are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 7 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively.

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Experience Affects Business Process / Management Consultant Salaries

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$84,000

Skills That Affect Business Process / Management Consultant Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 581 votes.

Gender

Female
38%
female alumni
 
Male
62%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 16%