Education Consultant Salary (United States)

For Education Consultants, commissions account for a significant portion of income and add up to more than two-fifths of their $69,618 annual pay. The top of the range reaches $154,605 per year, and the bottom approaches $36,462. Experience level and geography each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not claimed by all—around one third lack any form of coverage—but a majority have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too. Most Education Consultants are women (79 percent). The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Education Consultant Salary (?
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$35,669 - $92,467
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MEDIAN: $64,492
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Education Consultant Salary (?
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$17.37 - $122.64
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MEDIAN: $41.00
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National Salary Data

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$35,669 - $92,467  
   
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$0.00 - $15,664  
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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$36,462 - $154,605  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 134
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$17.37 - $122.64  
   
Overtime
$22.50 - $66.00  
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$0.00 - $15,664  
   
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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$36,462 - $154,605  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 89
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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.

Common Career Paths for Education Consultant

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Education Consultants may see a small drop in pay with career advancement. Quite often, those who transition into an upper level Training Consultant position will earn slightly less.

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Education Consultants only report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Curriculum Planning can expect to be compensated well for these skills, typically earning 16 percent more than the national average, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Training Program Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Education Consultant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Beginning workers can expect to earn $57K starting out, which grows to $77K after five to 10 years. Those with one to two decades of experience under their belt tend to see salaries around $83K. For Education Consultants, pay actually goes down to about $77K after two decades on the job. Those with more than 20 years of experience are scarcest in the field. Most typically, Education Consultants report having spent one to 10 years on the job followed by those with 10 to 20 years.

Pay Difference By Location

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$70,000
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For Education Consultants, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 44 percent above the national average. Education Consultants will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+31 percent).

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Experience Affects Education Consultant Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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$70,000
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Skills That Affect Education Consultant Salaries

Curriculum Planning
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National Average
$70,000
Training Program Development
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
79%
female alumni
 
Male
21%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 63% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 36%