Education Consultant Salary

A large fraction of take-home pay for Education Consultants comes from commissions — more than a third on average, in fact. The median overall income in this field is approximately $69K. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Education Consultants like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most Education Consultants survey respondents are women (77 percent). Although more than half have medical coverage and over one-half have dental coverage, more than a third claim no health benefits at all. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$38,006 - $90,239
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$38K
$64K
$90K
MEDIAN: $63,949
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$17.88 - $128.39
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$18
$44
$130
MEDIAN: $44.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$38,006 - $90,239  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,899  
Profit Sharing
$1,965 - $5,139  
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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$39,274 - $150,624  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 166
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Hourly Rate
$17.88 - $128.39  
   
Overtime
$32.92 - $57.99  
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,899  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,965 - $5,139  
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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$39,274 - $150,624  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 88
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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 who transition into an upper level Education & Training Consultant position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Education & Training Consultant makes $62K a year.

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Education Consultants who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Those who have experience with Training Program Development, Presentations, and Curriculum Planning can expect to be compensated well for these skills. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Curriculum Planning, Presentations, and Training Program Development. Many workers who know Curriculum Planning also know Training Program Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Education Consultant

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


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $56K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $69K. Education Consultants claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $80K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $77K on average.

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Experience Affects Education Consultant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$69,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Skills That Affect Education Consultant Salaries

National Average
$69,000

Training Program Development
up arrow 3%

Presentations
up arrow 5%

Curriculum Planning
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 63% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 36%
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