Slightly less than three-fifths of Education Consultants in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $41K to $165K per year, but median earnings come to around $62K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just over two-fifths lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by the greater part and dental coverage is claimed by just under a half. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Education Consultants making up 78 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$41,572 - $87,396
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$42K
$62K
$87K
MEDIAN: $62,074
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$15.00 - $193.12
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$15
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$190
MEDIAN: $51.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$41,572 - $87,396  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,080  
Profit Sharing
$1,850  
Commission
$1,300  
Total Pay (?
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$40,716 - $165,184  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 157
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$70$140$210
Hourly Rate
$15.00 - $193.12  
   
Overtime
$47.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$140K$280K$420K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,080  
   
Commission
$1,300  
Profit Sharing
$1,850  
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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$40,716 - $165,184  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 84
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Job Description for Education Consultant

Education consultants frequently give advice to students and/or their parents about post-high school education. Tasks performed by education consultants include administering "career path" exams, providing advice on the career choice of a particular student, and helping students fill out the necessary forms and applications when applying for colleges or universities. Additionally, they might help the student prepare his or her college essay to submit with the application, which may include reviewing and providing advice on these essays. The education consultant also gives advice and information on applying for financial aid. Because these are important decisions for young students, it is crucial that the education consultant is knowledgeable and up-to-date on information related to applying for, getting into, and paying for (or receiving financial aid for) postsecondary institutions.

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Education Consultant Tasks

  • Create and update training databases and curriculum.
  • Follow curriculum to train target audiences virtually and in person.
  • Obtain and analyze feedback and performance data through a variety of mechanisms.
  • Learn new materials and develop curriculum to teach the information to a variety of audiences.
  • Act as internal consultant to troubleshoot and resolve training problems.

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For Education Consultants, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Education Consultants earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Education & Training Consultant.

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Pay by Experience Level for Education Consultant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Education Consultants who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $50K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $63K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $74K in this role. Education Consultants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $127K.

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Experience Affects Education Consultant Salaries



National Average
$68,000



Skills That Affect Education Consultant Salaries

Training Program Development
0%

National Average
$68,000

Training
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Curriculum Planning
up arrow 3%

Presentations
up arrow 4%

Project Management
up arrow 7%

Data Analysis
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 56%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
medical benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 42%
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