Consultant, Business Process / Management Salary

Earnings for Management Consultants in the United States come in at around $75K per year on average. Total cash incomes of Management Consultants run from $46K to $151K, depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $20K, profit sharing that reaches $15K, and some commissions of nearly $65K. Career length is the main element affecting pay for this group — the company and location are driving factors as well. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Management Consultants making up 58 percent of survey respondents. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$48,140 - $125,153
(Median)
$48K
$75K
$130K
MEDIAN: $75,104
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$14.89 - $127.06
(Median)
$15
$44
$130
MEDIAN: $43.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$48,140 - $125,153  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,551  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $15,319  
Commission
$550 - $65,000  
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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$46,086 - $150,506  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,002
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$14.89 - $127.06  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $106.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,551  
   
Commission
$550 - $65,000  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $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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$46,086 - $150,506  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 192
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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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As Management Consultants transition into upper-level roles such as Consulting Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Consulting Managers earn $122K on average per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Consultant, Business Process / Management


Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, Deloitte Consulting LLP, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Accenture, and Humana, Inc. are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Management Consultants. Although Accenture leads the field in pay with a median salary of $102K, employees there receive a wide spread of salaries, from $46K on the low end all the way up to $145K at the top. Other big spenders include Deloitte Consulting LLP, Deloitte, and Humana, Inc., top-paying firms where Management Consultants see paychecks nearing $80K, $76K, or $74K.

A few other companies with smaller-than-average paychecks include Booz, Allen, and Hamilton ($56K), Deloitte & Touche LLP ($60K), and PricewaterhouseCoopers ($67K).

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 24 percent, 14 percent, and 11 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Operations Management and Microsoft Excel. 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.


For many Management Consultants, more experience generally translates to higher pay. 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 $90K. Professionals who spend a good 10 to 20 years in the workforce haul in an average of $103K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $116K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $80,369

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Management Consultants, busy Boston offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 27 percent above the national average. Management Consultants will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+24 percent), New York (+13 percent), Chicago (+7 percent), and Minneapolis (+6 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Management Consultants is geography, with workers in McLean earning a whopping 23 percent below the national average. Charlotte and Philadelphia are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 23 percent lower and 15 percent lower, 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
$80,000


Skills That Affect Consultant, Business Process / Management Salaries




Business Analysis
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Process Improvement
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Project Management
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Data Analysis
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National Average
$80,000


Operations Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 174 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: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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