Pay for Management Consultants in the United States sits in the ballpark of $72K per year. Total cash compensation for Management Consultants runs from $42K to $148K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $20K and profit sharing that can reach almost $15K. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by career length, but the particular city and the individual firm are influential factors as well. Most Management Consultants report high levels of job satisfaction. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — between a fifth and a fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and a majority receive dental plans. Men make up a slight majority of Management Consultants (55 percent) who responded to the survey. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$44,160 - $124,260
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$44K
$72K
$120K
MEDIAN: $72,106
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$13.32 - $122.08
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MEDIAN: $39.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,160 - $124,260  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,685  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $15,319  
Commission
$8,750  
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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$42,233 - $148,207  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 347
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$13.32 - $122.08  
   
Overtime
$0.21 - $146.81  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,685  
   
Commission
$8,750  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $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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$42,233 - $148,207  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 67
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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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Many Management Consultants move into a Management Consultant role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $93K per year. A Business Process Consultant role is the most common promotion for Management Consultants moving up the ladder, and pay for the position tends to be around the $78K mark. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Management Consultants is a Business Consultant position, where earnings are usually $73K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Consultant, Business Process / Management


Management Consultants flock to Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Humana, Inc., EY (Ernst & Young), and Deloitte & Touche LLP, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Those at Accenture can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $82K. Management Consultants can also look forward to large paychecks at Deloitte ($76K), Humana, Inc. ($74K), and EY (Ernst & Young) ($73K).

Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, Deloitte & Touche LLP, and PricewaterhouseCoopers also scrape the bottom of the pay scale, with median earnings hovering around $60K, $60K, and $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 32 percent, 21 percent, and 14 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Operations Management and Microsoft Excel. 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.


Management Consultants generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $63K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $82K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $98K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $116K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $75,098

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

Detroit offers some of the highest pay in the country for Management Consultants, 36 percent above the national average. Management Consultants will also find cushy salaries in Tampa (+34 percent), Indianapolis (+31 percent), Seattle (+20 percent), and Arlington (+18 percent). McLean is the lowest-paying area, 18 percent south of the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Pittsburgh and Atlanta (15 percent lower and 9 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
$75,000


Skills That Affect Consultant, Business Process / Management Salaries







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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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