Business Process / Management Consultant Salary

In a profession for which the median take-home is approximately $85K, more than a third of overall earnings for Business Process Consultants arrives through commissions. In the world of Business Process Consultants, overall income ranges from $50K near the bottom to $155K at the top; this can include more than $20K from bonuses and more than $12K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. While experience level and geography impact pay for this group, the company is the most influential factor. The majority of Business Process Consultants (63 percent) survey respondents are male. Most Business Process Consultants report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$49,812 - $128,119
(Median)
$50K
$79K
$130K
MEDIAN: $79,198
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$19.34 - $129.28
(Median)
$19
$53
$130
MEDIAN: $52.00
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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
$49,812 - $128,119  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,862  
Profit Sharing
$493.76 - $12,085  
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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$50,163 - $155,421  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,640
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$19.34 - $129.28  
   
Overtime
$13.79 - $89.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,862  
   
Commission
$-0.50 - $99,329  
Profit Sharing
$493.76 - $12,085  
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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$50,163 - $155,421  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 268
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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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There are some Business Process Consultants — though it's uncommon — that transition into Chief Financial Officers, where earnings are an average $122K annually. When Business Process Consultants are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Information Technology Project Managers or Senior Professional Service Consultants. Those roles pay an additional $1K and $14K, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Business Process / Management Consultant


Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, Accenture, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Humana, Inc., and International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Business Process Consultants. Although Humana, Inc. boasts the highest average salary in town at $146K, employee compensation still varies greatly — workers can make as little as $52K or as much as $154K. PricewaterhouseCoopers, International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., and Accenture also offer top salaries for Business Process Consultants. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $96K, $95K, and $89K, respectively.

With a reported median salary of only $56K, Protiviti Incorporated easily takes the cake for lowest-paying firm in town; earnings are 162 percent lower than the top payer. Workers also receive paychecks lighter than average at Booz, Allen, and Hamilton ($61K), KPMG, LLP ($68K), and EY (Ernst & Young) ($74K).

Popular Skills for Business Process / Management Consultant


Survey takers working as Business Process Consultants report using a large range of professional skills. 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 10 percent and 16 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Word, Windows Operating System General Use, and Microsoft Office. Those familiar with Process Improvement also tend to 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.


Business Process Consultants with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. The average beginner in this position makes around $68K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $94K. Professionals who claim 10 to 20 years of experience can secure some pretty cushy paychecks; the median for this group is a six-figure $111K. Business Process Consultants who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $130K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Business Process Consultants in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 25 percent above the national average. Business Process Consultants will also find cushy salaries in Louisville (+24 percent), Seattle (+23 percent), Los Angeles (+18 percent), and Boston (+17 percent). Trailing the national average by 19 percent, McLean is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers also pay below the national average in Denver (9 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

Organizational Development
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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 394 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%
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