Consultant, Business Process / Management Salary (United States)

Management Consultants in the United States usually make around $82,896 per year. Pay generally spreads from $48,837 to $150,503 per year. Overall cash income ranges from $49,802 near the bottom to $125,932) near the top; it includes potential earnings of $16,886 from bonuses and $12,122 from profit sharing in exceptional cases. This group's pay is mainly influenced by career duration, followed by the company and geographic location. Generous benefits are a perk in this profession; most claim both medical and dental insurance and more than half get vision coverage. The majority of Management Consultants claim high levels of job satisfaction. Responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.
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  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 772
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$15.27 - $130.92  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $90.00  
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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  
PayScale
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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Additional career progression does not lead to a big boost in pay for Management Consultants. Typically, those who move into a Management Consultant role will bring in a similar salary to their current position.

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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 among the top companies that take on many Management Consultants. Management Consultants seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Accenture, where typical salaries come to $102,386. Deloitte Consulting LLP, EY (Ernst & Young), and Humana, Inc. are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Management Consultants earning around $81,536, $74,268, or $73,784 at each firm, respectively.
The smallest paychecks in the field are found at Deloitte & Touche LLP, with a median salary of $60,359, 70 percent less than the top paying company. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include PricewaterhouseCoopers at $66,711, and Booz, Allen, and Hamilton where $70,000 is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Management Consultants there earn up to $112K.

Popular Skills for Consultant, Business Process / Management

Survey results suggest that Management Consultants put a wide range of professional skills to use. 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. Operations Management and Microsoft Excel as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks. Those familiar with Process Improvement also tend to 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 but not all Management Consultants, a key factor in salary decisions is experience; more experience generally yields higher pay. Beginning workers can expect to earn $69K starting out, which grows to $100K after five to 10 years. Earnings jump to six figures after one to decades in the field, and experienced workers make around $103K. Once they've gotten two decades of experience under their belts, Management Consultants encounter slower salary growth; at this point, they earn $115K annually. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 22 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than 10, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 14 percent. Workers in this area tend to have one to nine years of experience.

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. Management Consultants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+23 percent), Tampa (+12 percent), New York (+9 percent), and Minneapolis (+8 percent). Place of residency plays a huge part in a Management Consultant's salary, with Philadelphia Management Consultants earning salaries that are 22 percent less than the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Charlotte and Louisville (-22 percent and -13 percent, 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
$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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Business Analysis
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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%
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