Business Process / Management Consultant Salary

A big portion of take-home pay for Business Process Consultants — a little less than half, in fact — arrives through commissions. This profession's median overall income is approximately $87K. Cash earnings for Business Process Consultants — including $20K in bonuses and $12K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $51K to $155K depending on individual performance. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the specific employer, followed by the particular city and tenure. The majority of Business Process Consultants claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. There are more male Business Process Consultants than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 63 percent.

$50,510 - $127,936
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$51K
$81K
$130K
MEDIAN: $80,627
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$19.61 - $130.92
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$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 go on to become Chief Financial Officers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Chief Financial Officers is $123K annually. Becoming an Information Technology Project Manager or a Senior Professional Service Consultant is often the next step for a Business Process Consultant.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Business Process / Management Consultant


Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Business Process Consultants include Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Humana, Inc., EY (Ernst & Young), and Accenture. Although Humana, Inc. leads the field in pay with a median salary of $146K, employees there receive a wide spread of salaries, from $52K on the low end all the way up to $154K at the top. PricewaterhouseCoopers, International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., and Accenture are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Business Process Consultants earning around $110K, $95K, or $90K at each firm, respectively.

The consistently lowest paying firm on the list is Protiviti Incorporated, where the median salary is just $58K — 151 percent lower than the top payer. Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, KPMG, LLP, and IBM Global Services are a few other employers known for handing out relatively lightweight salaries ($62K, $68K, and $79K respectively).

Popular Skills for Business Process / Management Consultant


Survey results imply that Business Process Consultants deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. 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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like 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.


Business Process Consultants who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $70K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $96K. After 10 to 20 years, professionals can make it pretty big; the median salary sits in the six-figure neighborhood of $111K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $132K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $86,593

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For Business Process Consultants, Louisville provides a pay rate that is 66 percent greater than the national average. Business Process Consultants will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+26 percent), Seattle (+24 percent), Minneapolis (+16 percent), and Charlotte (+15 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with McLean Business Process Consultants earning much less — 21 percent less — than the national average. Workers in Arlington and Washington earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (11 percent less and 6 percent less, respectively).

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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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