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Educational Consultant Salary

With about two in three of Educational Consultants in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Educational Consultants is $63K annually and can range from $40K on the lower end to $190K per year near the higher end. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. For the most part, Educational Consultants enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Female Educational Consultants make up most of the survey respondents at 77 percent. Although slightly less than one-half lack health benefits of any kind, one-half do enjoy medical insurance, and a little less than half get dental coverage, too. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$39,004 - $98,017
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MEDIAN: $63,452
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$20.32 - $102.84
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$39,004 - $98,017  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,469  
Total Pay (?
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$40,404 - $189,760  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 114
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$20.32 - $102.84  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,469  
   
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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$40,404 - $189,760  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 86

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Job Description for Educational Consultant

Educational consultants are professionals who provide advice and guidance regarding education planning to students, parents, or organizations. They have significant knowledge of curricula in various schools, as well as current issues that may be occurring in classrooms or school districts in general. Often, their consultations are intended to help parents and students make decisions regarding high school and college options; they may also assist students in the process of applying and enrolling for classes. In other cases, they may be employed by organizations for other types of work.

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Educational Consultant Tasks

  • Provide academic counseling and act as a mentor to students.
  • Define and execute the Consulting Strategic Direction.
  • Assist parents, student, and organizations with educational planning.

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Educational Consultants report a narrow range of specific skills. Fortunate workers who know Curriculum Planning can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 25 percent above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Educational Consultant

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


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $55K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $74K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Educational Consultants make a median salary of $78K. Educational Consultants who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $76K.

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Experience Affects Educational Consultant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Late-Career
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$73,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 24%

Skills That Affect Educational Consultant Salaries

Curriculum Planning
up arrow 25%

Childhood Education
up arrow 1%

National Average
$73,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 51% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 47%