For Management Consultants, yearly average wages total $73K annually. Total cash compensation for Management Consultants runs from $42K to $149K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $19K and profit sharing that can reach almost $10K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration and the particular employer. Most Management Consultants report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and somewhere between a fifth and a fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by a fair number. Men make up a slight majority of Management Consultants (56 percent) who responded to the survey. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$44,165 - $124,917
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$73K
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MEDIAN: $72,616
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$13.21 - $115.77
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,165 - $124,917  
   
Bonus
$195.74 - $18,703  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,256  
Commission
$7,500  
Total Pay (?
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$41,516 - $148,548  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 287
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$13.21 - $115.77  
   
Overtime
$32.26  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$195.74 - $18,703  
   
Commission
$7,500  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,256  
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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$41,516 - $148,548  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 58

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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

  • 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.
  • Develop and update high-level roadmap of business initiatives and goals.
  • Modify programs to enhance likelihood of meeting business goals.
  • Balance customer requests and requirements with technical constraints.

Common Career Paths for Consultant, Business Process / Management


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Management Consultants often transition into Management Consultant positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Management Consultants earn $93K per year. Becoming a Business Process Consultant is, more often than not, the most common role that Management Consultants move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. The average salary for the position is $78K. Another frequent advance is for Management Consultants to assume a Business Consultant role; in this role, workers often earn $73K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Consultant, Business Process / Management


Leading companies who hire large numbers of Management Consultants include PricewaterhouseCoopers, Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, Humana, Inc., EY (Ernst & Young), and Deloitte & Touche LLP. Accenture leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $82K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Deloitte, Humana, Inc., and EY (Ernst & Young), top-paying firms where Management Consultants rake in a respectable $76K, $74K, or $73K, respectively.

Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Deloitte & Touche LLP at $60K, and Booz, Allen, and Hamilton where $62K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Management Consultants there earn up to $129K.

Popular Skills for Consultant, Business Process / Management


Survey results suggest that Management Consultants put a wide range of professional skills to use. 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 32 percent, 19 percent, and 13 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Operations Management and Microsoft Excel. Those familiar with Business Analysis also tend to know Data Analysis and Business Strategy. Those proficient in Process Improvement are, more often than not, also skilled in Project Management 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.


For many Management Consultants, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $64K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $84K. On average, Management Consultants make $98K following one to two decades on the job. Management Consultants who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $100K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $75,835

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Detroit offers some of the highest pay in the country for Management Consultants, 34 percent above the national average. Management Consultants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Tampa (+32 percent), Indianapolis (+30 percent), Atlanta (+29 percent), and Chicago (+25 percent). McLean is the lowest-paying area, 18 percent south of the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Pittsburgh (16 percent lower) and Louisville (5 percent lower).

Consultant, Business Process / Management Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Consultant, Business Process / Management

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 37 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Consultant, Business Process / Management Salaries




National Average
$76,000


Skills That Affect Consultant, Business Process / Management Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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