Consultant, Business Process / Management Salary

Management Consultants in the United States take home an average $76K annually. Total cash compensation to Management Consultants approaches anywhere from $47K on the lower end to $149K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $19K from bonuses and upwards of $15K from profit sharing. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography and the particular employer. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Management Consultants making up 58 percent of survey respondents. Job satisfaction for Management Consultants is high. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$48,505 - $125,586
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$49K
$76K
$130K
MEDIAN: $75,751
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$14.97 - $145.44
(Median)
$15
$48
$150
MEDIAN: $47.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,505 - $125,586  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,502  
Profit Sharing
$202.73 - $15,152  
Commission
$102.13 - $78,297  
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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$46,735 - $149,375  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 972
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$14.97 - $145.44  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $105.70  
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 - $18,502  
   
Commission
$102.13 - $78,297  
Profit Sharing
$202.73 - $15,152  
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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$46,735 - $149,375  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 180
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Job Description for Consultant, Business Process / Management

A business process management (BPM) consultant is responsible for systematically improving an organization's productivity by examining the interdependent parts of a system. They host discussions with process participants and help managers understand what value would be gained from a business product management (BPM) solution. The BPM consultant uses BPM tools to build and implement customer-defined applications. They also must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients and vendors. Some of this work may require travel.

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Consultant, Business Process / Management Tasks

  • Modify programs to enhance likelihood of meeting business goals.
  • Balance customer requests and requirements with technical constraints.
  • Develop and update high-level roadmap of business initiatives and goals.
  • Coordinate with partners to ensure overall business solution is positioned and implemented on a global scale.
  • Build rapport with external vendors in order to support business objectives.

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Management Consultants' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Business Process Consultant. Median pay for Business Process Consultants is $78K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Consultant, Business Process / Management


Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Accenture, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and EY (Ernst & Young) are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Management Consultants. The biggest paychecks can be found at Accenture — the median salary there is $97K; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with the lowest salaries sitting near $60K and highest ones in the neighborhood of $132K. Soaring salaries can also be found at Deloitte Consulting LLP, Humana, Inc., and EY (Ernst & Young), where earnings of $80K, $79K, or $73K are standard for Management Consultants.

Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Booz, Allen, and Hamilton at $60K, and PricewaterhouseCoopers where $67K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Management Consultants there earn up to $150K.

Popular Skills for Consultant, Business Process / Management


Management Consultants report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Business Process Engineering, Change Management, and Business Strategy are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent, 12 percent, and 11 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Operations Management and Microsoft Excel. Most people who know Process Improvement also know Business Analysis and Data Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Consultant, Business Process / Management

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Management Consultants. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $67K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $91K. Between one and two decades on the job, average salaries pass the six-figure mark at around $105K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $118K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location


For Management Consultants, Boston provides a pay rate that is 33 percent greater than the national average. Management Consultants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+21 percent), New York (+13 percent), Houston (+12 percent), and Chicago (+6 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Management Consultant's salary, with McLean Management Consultants earning salaries that are 23 percent less than the national average. Employers pay around 22 percent less in Charlotte and 19 percent less in Philadelphia, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Consultant, Business Process / Management Reviews

What is it like working as a Consultant, Business Process / Management?

Consultant, Business Process / Management in Houston:
"Engagements Vary In Length And Focus. Great Exposure."
Pros: Travel. Pays for flights on weekends to anywhere else I would want to go. Pays for meals during the week. Hotel and Airline points are for my own personal use to ease the cost of my vacations. Constantly changing engagements so I get experience in many different areas and even different industries.
Cons: There is a lot of uncertainty for assignments which can you leave you without an assignment from 1 week to 3 months.

Consultant, Business Process / Management in Louisville:
"Interesting Analytics Role."
Pros: Interesting utilization of data--uses provider data to determine network decisions.
Cons: Huge company, buried in bureaucracy.

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Experience Affects Consultant, Business Process / Management Salaries




National Average
$81,000


Skills That Affect Consultant, Business Process / Management Salaries




Project Management
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Business Analysis
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Process Improvement
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Data Analysis
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National Average
$81,000


Operations Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 182 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 18%
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