Business Process / Management Consultant Salary

Commissions constitute a big slice (over a third on average) of overall compensation for Business Process Consultants, and the median take-home for this group lies near $85K. Total cash compensation for Business Process Consultants runs from $50K to $155K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $20K and profit sharing that can reach almost $12K. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the particular firm, followed by career duration and geographic location. The majority of Business Process Consultants (63 percent) who took the survey are men. Job satisfaction for Business Process Consultants is high. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage.

$49,890 - $127,464

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$19.22 - $130.49

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$49,890 - $127,464  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,825  
Profit Sharing
$485.64 - $11,801  
Commission
$-0.50 - $99,329  
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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$50,234 - $154,658  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,620
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$19.22 - $130.49  
   
Overtime
$13.50 - $90.11  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,825  
   
Commission
$-0.50 - $99,329  
Profit Sharing
$485.64 - $11,801  
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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$50,234 - $154,658  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 262
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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 may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Chief Financial Officer. The latter position pays an average of $122K annually. A Business Process Consultant may also move into a role as an Information Technology Project Manager or a Senior Professional Service Consultant.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Business Process / Management Consultant


Dominating the field, Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, Accenture, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Humana, Inc., and International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Business Process Consultants. For Business Process Consultants, comfortable salaries can be found at Humana, Inc.; in fact, average earnings are around $146K, the highest in the area, though the difference in the company's lowest and highest employee paychecks ($52K versus $154K) is great. Other big spenders include PricewaterhouseCoopers, International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., and Accenture, top-paying firms where Business Process Consultants see paychecks nearing $107K, $96K, or $90K.

With a median salary of only $56K (162 percent less than the top paying company), Protiviti Incorporated lags significantly in the earnings department. Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, KPMG, LLP, and EY (Ernst & Young) also rank near the bottom for pay, handing out $61K, $68K, and $74K-paychecks on average.

Popular Skills for Business Process / Management Consultant


Business Process Consultants seem to exploit a large range 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 16 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Word, Microsoft Office, and Windows Operating System General Use. Those educated in Process Improvement tend to be well versed in 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.


Business Process Consultants with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $68K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $94K. Professionals who spend a good 10 to 20 years in the workforce haul in an average of $111K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $129K.

Pay Difference by Location


Louisville is home to an above-average pay rate for Business Process Consultants, 24 percent higher than the national average. Business Process Consultants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+24 percent), San Francisco (+23 percent), Boston (+16 percent), and Los Angeles (+15 percent). McLean is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 20 percent. Workers in Denver and Washington earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (8 percent less and 5 percent less, respectively).

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Experience Affects Business Process / Management Consultant Salaries




National Average
$85,000


Skills That Affect Business Process / Management Consultant Salaries





Business Strategy
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Process Improvement
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Organizational Development
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National Average
$85,000

Business Analysis
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SQL
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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 366 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: 64% employee benefits None: 17%
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