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Education Consultant Salary

In a profession for which the median take-home is approximately $71K, just over two-fifths of overall earnings for Education Consultants arrives through commissions. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Although over a third lack health benefits of any kind, a majority do enjoy medical insurance, and a little over a half get dental coverage, too. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Education Consultants. Female Education Consultants make up most of the survey respondents at 77 percent. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$38,244 - $91,969
(Median)
$38K
$66K
$92K
MEDIAN: $65,791
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$19.00 - $125.05
(Median)
$19
$44
$130
MEDIAN: $44.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$38,244 - $91,969  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,453  
Profit Sharing
$2,500 - $5,240  
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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$39,999 - $153,098  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 148
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$19.00 - $125.05  
   
Overtime
$32.92 - $57.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,453  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,500 - $5,240  
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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$39,999 - $153,098  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | 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 often transition into a Education & Training Consultant position. Education & Training Consultants report a slightly lower median income of $62K.

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Education Consultants who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Those who have experience with Curriculum Planning, Training Program Development, and Presentations can expect to be compensated well for these skills. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Presentations and Training Program Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Education Consultant

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


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $58K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $72K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $83K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $75K.

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Experience Affects Education Consultant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Late-Career
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$71,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Skills That Affect Education Consultant Salaries

National Average
$71,000

Curriculum Planning
up arrow 2%


Presentations
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 62% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 38%