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Consultant, Healthcare Salary (United States)

Healthcare Consultants in the United States usually make around $73K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A solid majority enjoy medical while a fair portion get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Healthcare Consultants are largely women, dominating the profession at 63 percent. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
Consultant, Healthcare Salary (?
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$48,001 - $121,215
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MEDIAN: $72,671
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Consultant, Healthcare Salary (?
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$14.44 - $82.72
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,001 - $121,215  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,278  
Profit Sharing
$1,410 - $5,500  
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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$45,822 - $135,123  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 201
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$14.44 - $82.72  
   
Overtime
$28.52 - $101.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $16,278  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,410 - $5,500  
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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$45,822 - $135,123  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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Job Description for Consultant, Healthcare

  • Designs systems and procedures.
  • Prepares informative manuals to assist healthcare organizations and hospitals in managing their healthcare system more efficiently and effectively.
  • Conducts organizational studies and evaluations.

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Survey results show that Healthcare Consultants typically report just a few professional skills. Those who have experience with Project Management, Data Analysis, and Financial Analysis can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Financial Analysis. Those with knowledge of Financial Analysis tend to be skilled in Project Management as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Consultant, Healthcare

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
The average beginner in this position makes around $64K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $86K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $114K. Healthcare Consultants who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $106K. One to nine years of experience is standard for most employees in this area; a majority of respondents fit between this range. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up just under one-fifth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than one in ten, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10 percent.

Pay Difference By Location

New York
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Washington
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National Average
$75,000
Chicago
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Boston
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Atlanta
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Philadelphia
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Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
Home to some of the best pay for Healthcare Consultants, New York offers exceptional salaries, 36 percent above the national average. Healthcare Consultants will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+22 percent). In Philadelphia, salaries are 17 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Atlanta and Boston (14 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Consultant, Healthcare Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$75,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Consultant, Healthcare Salaries

Data Analysis
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National Average
$75,000
Financial Analysis
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 63 votes.

Gender

Female
63%
female alumni
 
Male
37%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 15%