Consultant, Business Process / Management Salary

Average Management Consultants in the United States make around $76K annually. Total cash earnings of Management Consultants range from $46K on the low end to $150K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $18K and $15K, respectively. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by career length, but geography and the specific company are influential factors as well. The majority of Management Consultants claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men working as Management Consultants who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 58 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$48,464 - $125,526

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$14.93 - $130.41

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,464 - $125,526  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,347  
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $15,242  
Commission
$103.04 - $77,566  
Total Pay (?
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$46,317 - $149,656  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 978
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Hourly Rate
$14.93 - $130.41  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $106.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,347  
   
Commission
$103.04 - $77,566  
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $15,242  
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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$46,317 - $149,656  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 186
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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 some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Management Consultants. Although Accenture boasts the highest average salary in town at $97K, employee compensation still varies greatly — workers can make as little as $60K or as much as $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 seem to require a number of specific skills. 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 23 percent, 13 percent, and 11 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Operations Management and Microsoft Excel. The majority of those 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.


For many Management Consultants, more experience generally translates to higher pay. 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 $90K. Experienced professionals who have spent one to two decades on the job can score lucrative paychecks that average out to $105K. 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 $118K.

Pay Difference by Location


Management Consultants will find that Boston offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 33 percent. 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). Compared to the national average, McLean Management Consultants have considerably lower salaries, 23 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Below-median salaries also turn up in Charlotte and Philadelphia (23 percent lower and 18 percent lower, respectively).

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 180 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: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 19%
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