Consultant, Business Process / Management Salary

Management Consultants in the United States take home approximately $76K per year on average. The range in cash compensation to Management Consultants (largely between $47K and $150K) includes potential earnings of $18K from bonuses, $15K from profit sharing, and commissions of $78K in exceptional cases. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is career length, followed by the particular city and the individual firm. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Men working as Management Consultants who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 58 percent. Job satisfaction for Management Consultants is high. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$48,595 - $125,352
(Median)
$49K
$76K
$130K
MEDIAN: $75,789
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$15.00 - $130.97
(Median)
$15
$46
$130
MEDIAN: $45.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,595 - $125,352  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,151  
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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$46,534 - $149,576  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 971
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$15.00 - $130.97  
   
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 - $18,151  
   
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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$46,534 - $149,576  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 185
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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.

Common Career Paths for Consultant, Business Process / Management


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Management Consultants who transition into an upper level Business Process Consultant position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Business Process Consultant makes $78K a year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Consultant, Business Process / Management


Many Management Consultants can be found at Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Accenture, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and EY (Ernst & Young), firms that are at the top of the field. Employees of Accenture can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $97K; however, pay is widely dispersed from bottom to top, ranging from $60K to $132K. Other employers shelling out big bucks include Deloitte Consulting LLP, Humana, Inc., and EY (Ernst & Young), where Management Consultants typically earn around $80K, $79K, or $73K, respectively.

Other low-paying employers include Booz, Allen, and Hamilton at $60K and PricewaterhouseCoopers at $67K, though some Management Consultants there earn up to $150K.

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 22 percent, 12 percent, and 11 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Operations Management and Microsoft Excel. Most people experienced in 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 seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Management Consultants. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $67K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $91K. Experienced professionals who have spent one to two decades on the job can score lucrative paychecks that average out to $105K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $118K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Management Consultants, busy Boston offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 33 percent above the national average. Management Consultants will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+18 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. Employers also pay below the national average in Charlotte (23 percent lower) and Philadelphia (19 percent lower).

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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Process Improvement
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Business Analysis
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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: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 19%
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