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Consultant, Business Process / Management Salary (United States)

Pay for Management Consultants in the United States sits in the ballpark of $77K annually. Cash earnings for Management Consultants — which occasionally include more than $17K from bonuses and more than $12K from profit sharing — stretch from around $49K to approximately $151K. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is career duration, followed by the specific employer and geographic location. Medical benefits are awarded to a solid majority, and most earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Management Consultants, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Consultant, Business Process / Management Salary (?
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$49,802 - $125,932
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MEDIAN: $77,223
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Consultant, Business Process / Management Salary (?
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$15.27 - $130.92
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$49,802 - $125,932  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,886  
Profit Sharing
$497.49 - $12,122  
Commission
$2,543 - $10,223  
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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$48,837 - $150,503  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 772
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$15.27 - $130.92  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $90.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,886  
   
Commission
$2,543 - $10,223  
Profit Sharing
$497.49 - $12,122  
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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$48,837 - $150,503  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 145
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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. Business Process Consultants typically make $77K a year.

Management Consultant Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Consultant, Business Process / Management

Deloitte Consulting LLP, Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, PricewaterhouseCoopers, EY (Ernst & Young), and Accenture are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Management Consultants. Those at Accenture can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $102K. Deloitte Consulting LLP, EY (Ernst & Young), and Humana, Inc. also offer top salaries for Management Consultants. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $82K, $74K, and $74K, respectively.
Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include PricewaterhouseCoopers at $67K, and Booz, Allen, and Hamilton where $70K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Management Consultants there earn up to $112K.

Popular Skills for Consultant, Business Process / Management

Management Consultants report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Business Process Engineering, Business Strategy, Change Management, and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 18 percent, 11 percent, 8 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Those listing Operations Management and Microsoft Excel as skills, on the other hand, should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Those proficient in Process Improvement are, more often than not, also skilled in 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. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $69K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $91K. After one to two decades on the job, professionals can reap plentiful salaries that average out to the six-figure sum of $103K. Management Consultants who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $115K on average. Most employees in this workforce have between one and nine years of experience; a majority of those surveyed fall within this distribution. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up somewhere between a fifth and a fourth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than one-tenth, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining nearly one in seven.

Pay Difference By Location

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For Management Consultants, Boston provides a pay rate that is 27 percent greater than the national average. Other big spenders include Los Angeles, Tampa, New York, and Minneapolis, top-paying cities where Management Consultants see paychecks higher than average (+23 percent, +12 percent, +9 percent, and +8 percent). Management Consultants in Philadelphia make 22 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Workers in Charlotte and Louisville earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (22 percent less and 13 percent less, 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

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$83,000

Skills That Affect Consultant, Business Process / Management Salaries

Process Improvement
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Project Management
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Data Analysis
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$83,000
Operations Management
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
41%
female alumni
 
Male
59%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 16%