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Business Process / Management Consultant Salary

Commissions comprise a big part of overall income for Business Process Consultants. The median take-home amount in this area is around $84K, and on average, over a third of that final number comes from commissions. 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. While tenure and location impact pay for this group, the company is the most influential factor. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 63 percent of Business Process Consultants are male. Job satisfaction for Business Process Consultants is high. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance.

$49,662 - $127,276
(Median)
$50K
$79K
$130K
MEDIAN: $79,117
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$18.92 - $128.81
(Median)
$19
$52
$130
MEDIAN: $52.00
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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
$49,662 - $127,276  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,845  
Profit Sharing
$495.51 - $12,168  
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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$50,073 - $154,502  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,677
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$18.92 - $128.81  
   
Overtime
$14.54 - $89.12  
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.
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,845  
   
Commission
$-0.50 - $99,329  
Profit Sharing
$495.51 - $12,168  
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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$50,073 - $154,502  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 273

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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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While not commonly seen, Business Process Consultants who transition into a Chief Financial Officer position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Chief Financial Officers is $122K per year. Typical career progression for a Business Process Consultant involves becoming an Information Technology Project Manager or a Senior Professional Service Consultant, roles that pay $1K more and $14K more on average.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Business Process / Management Consultant


Many Business Process Consultants can be found at Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, Accenture, Humana, Inc., Deloitte Consulting LLP, and International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., firms that are at the top of the field. Humana, Inc. offers the largest salaries in town ($146K on average), but the considerable range in workers' salaries creates a rather varied pay scale that stretches from $52K to $154K. Business Process Consultants can also look forward to large paychecks at PricewaterhouseCoopers ($108K), International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. ($94K), and Accenture ($91K).

The lowest salaries can be found at Protiviti Incorporated — median pay is $55K — and there is little variation in compensation, with paychecks starting at $43K and only reaching $60K. Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, KPMG, LLP, and EY (Ernst & Young) also scrape the bottom of the pay scale, with median earnings hovering around $63K, $68K, and $73K.

Popular Skills for Business Process / Management Consultant


Business Process Consultants report using 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 10 percent and 17 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Word, Microsoft Office, and Windows Operating System General Use. It is often found that people who know Process Improvement are also skilled 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.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $68K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $94K. After one to two decades on the job, professionals can reap plentiful salaries that average out to the six-figure sum of $111K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $130K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Business Process Consultants in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 26 percent above the national average. Business Process Consultants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Louisville (+21 percent), Boston (+18 percent), Seattle (+17 percent), and Los Angeles (+15 percent). McLean is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 19 percent. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Denver and Chicago (12 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Business Process / Management Consultant Salaries




National Average
$84,000


Skills That Affect Business Process / Management Consultant Salaries





Process Improvement
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Business Strategy
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National Average
$84,000

Business Analysis
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SQL
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Organizational Development
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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 442 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
34%
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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