Education Consultant Salary

Commissions constitute a big slice (over a third on average) of overall compensation for Education Consultants, and the median take-home for this group lies near $69K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most Education Consultants survey respondents are women (77 percent). Some workers in this field — over a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the larger part and dental plans are enjoyed by slightly more than half. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Education Consultants. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$38,244 - $89,470
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$38K
$64K
$89K
MEDIAN: $64,189
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$18.00 - $128.01
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MEDIAN: $44.00
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Salary
$38,244 - $89,470  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,795  
Profit Sharing
$1,965 - $5,139  
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$39,466 - $146,249  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 168
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Hourly Rate
$18.00 - $128.01  
   
Overtime
$32.92 - $57.99  
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Bonus
$0.00 - $14,795  
   
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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$39,466 - $146,249  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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.

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Education Consultants typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Fortunate workers who know Data Analysis can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 21 percent above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Curriculum Planning and Presentations. Those with knowledge of Curriculum Planning tend to be skilled in Training Program Development as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Education Consultant

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


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $57K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $69K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $80K in this role. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $77K.

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Experience Affects Education Consultant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$69,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Skills That Affect Education Consultant Salaries

Data Analysis
up arrow 21%

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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