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Education Consultant Salary

A substantial slice of final earnings for Education Consultants (over a third) arrives through commissions. Median overall income in this area is approximately $70K. Career duration 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 two in five lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a majority and dental coverage is claimed by more than half. For the most part, Education Consultants enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Female Education Consultants make up most of the survey respondents at 76 percent. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$38,130 - $90,822
(Median)
$38K
$65K
$91K
MEDIAN: $64,831
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$18.87 - $125.30
(Median)
$19
$44
$130
MEDIAN: $44.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$38,130 - $90,822  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,288  
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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$39,920 - $153,873  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 147
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$18.87 - $125.30  
   
Overtime
$32.92 - $57.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,288  
   
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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$39,920 - $153,873  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 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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Many Education Consultants transition into upper-level roles like Education & Training Consultant. However, Education & Training Consultants do report a slightly lower median income of $62K per year.

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Education Consultants typically list a handful of skills 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. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include 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.


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $57K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $71K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Education Consultants make a median salary of $82K. Education Consultants who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $75K.

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Experience Affects Education Consultant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$70,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Skills That Affect Education Consultant Salaries

National Average
$70,000

Curriculum Planning
up arrow 1%


Presentations
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 61% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 39%
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