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Consultant, Business Process / Management Salary

Management Consultants in the United States take home an average $76K annually. In the world of Management Consultants, total cash compensation can vary between $47K and $150K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $18K and $15K, respectively. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by career length, followed by geography and the specific company. Most Management Consultants report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Men make up a slight majority of Management Consultants (58 percent) who responded to the survey. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$48,927 - $125,754
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$49K
$76K
$130K
MEDIAN: $76,352
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$15.11 - $129.31
(Median)
$15
$49
$130
MEDIAN: $48.00
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National Salary 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$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$48,927 - $125,754  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,000  
Profit Sharing
$502 - $15,319  
Commission
$3,750 - $30,000  
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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$47,413 - $150,394  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 924
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$15.11 - $129.31  
   
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 - $18,000  
   
Commission
$3,750 - $30,000  
Profit Sharing
$502 - $15,319  
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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$47,413 - $150,394  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 169

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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


Deloitte Consulting LLP, Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, Accenture, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and EY (Ernst & Young) are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Management Consultants. Accenture pays the most with a median salary of $97K, though with a large amount of variation, going from a low of $60K to a high of $132K. Deloitte Consulting LLP, Humana, Inc., and EY (Ernst & Young) are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Management Consultants earning around $80K, $79K, or $73K at each firm, respectively.

Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Booz, Allen, and Hamilton at $62K, 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. Lucky workers who know Business Process Engineering can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 21 percent above average. Business Strategy and Change Management are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 11 percent and 21 percent. Those listing Operations Management and Microsoft Excel as skills, on the other hand, should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Those who learned Process Improvement also tend to know Project Management and Data Analysis. Most people 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.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $67K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $91K. Between one and two decades on the job, average salaries pass the six-figure mark at around $107K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $121K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Boston offers some of the highest pay in the country for Management Consultants, 36 percent above the national average. Management Consultants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+19 percent), Houston (+11 percent), New York (+10 percent), and Arlington (+7 percent). Compared to the national average, McLean Management Consultants have considerably lower salaries, 24 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Workers in Charlotte and Philadelphia earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (21 percent less and 12 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




National Average
$82,000


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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National Average
$82,000


Operations Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 191 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
34%
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: 61% employee benefits None: 18%