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Consultant, Business Process / Management Salary

For Management Consultants, yearly average wages total $76K annually. Including potential for bonuses, profit sharing and commission — peaking near $18K, $15K, and $79K, respectively — total cash payment to Management Consultants can bottom out near $47K or top out at around $149K. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography and the individual firm. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Men make up a slight majority of Management Consultants (58 percent) who responded to the survey. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Management Consultants. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$48,791 - $125,186
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$49K
$76K
$130K
MEDIAN: $75,942
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$15.01 - $127.90
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$15
$48
$130
MEDIAN: $48.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,791 - $125,186  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,030  
Profit Sharing
$495.79 - $15,000  
Commission
$100.67 - $79,463  
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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$46,779 - $148,951  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 953
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$15.01 - $127.90  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $106.44  
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 - $18,030  
   
Commission
$100.67 - $79,463  
Profit Sharing
$495.79 - $15,000  
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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$46,779 - $148,951  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 175

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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


Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Accenture, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and EY (Ernst & Young) are among the top companies that take on many Management Consultants. Management Consultants flock to Accenture for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $97K lead the pack in compensation; however, Accenture also provides employees with a wide spectrum of compensation ranging from $60K at one end to $132K at the other end. Other leaders in compensation levels are Deloitte Consulting LLP at $80K, Humana, Inc. at $79K, and EY (Ernst & Young), where Management Consultants annually earn $73K.

Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Booz, Allen, and Hamilton at $61K, 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 pretty varied skill set 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, 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 Project Management and Data Analysis. The majority of those who know Business Analysis also know Data Analysis and Business Strategy.

Pay by Experience Level for Consultant, Business Process / Management

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


Management Consultants with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. 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 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $106K. 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 $119K.

Pay Difference by Location


Boston is home to an above-average pay rate for Management Consultants, 35 percent higher than the national average. Management Consultants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+20 percent), Houston (+12 percent), New York (+11 percent), and Minneapolis (+8 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with McLean Management Consultants earning much less — 24 percent less — than the national average. Employers pay around 20 percent less in Charlotte and 16 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




Process Improvement
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Project Management
up arrow 3%

Business Analysis
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Data Analysis
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National Average
$81,000


Operations Management
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 188 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 18%
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