Educational Consultant Salary

Commissions comprise a big part of overall income for Educational Consultants. The median take-home amount in this area is around $70K, and on average, close to one-half of that final number comes from commissions. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just over two-fifths are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by over one-half and dental insurance is reported by over a third. Educational Consultants who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 82 percent. Most Educational Consultants report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$36,179 - $100,392
$36K
$65K
$100K
MEDIAN: $64,625
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$16.84 - $149.75
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MEDIAN: $49.32
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$36,179 - $100,392  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,128  
Profit Sharing
$13,000  
Commission
$34,392  
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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$35,950 - $188,456  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 81
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$16.84 - $149.75  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,128  
   
Commission
$34,392  
Profit Sharing
$13,000  
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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$35,950 - $188,456  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 55

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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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Pay by Experience Level for Educational Consultant

Pay by Experience for an Educational Consultant has a positive trend. An entry-level Educational Consultant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 41 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Educational Consultant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 35 salaries. An experienced Educational Consultant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 46 salaries. An Educational Consultant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $86,000 based on 46 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $70,497

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

New York is home to an above-average pay rate for Educational Consultants, 140 percent higher than the national average. Educational Consultants will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+26 percent) and Atlanta (+19 percent). The lowest-paying market is Los Angeles, which sits 26 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay.

Educational Consultant Advice

Q: What is it like working as an Educational Consultant?

Educational Consultant in Santa Monica:
"Get the RIGHT Credentials."
Its a great field, lots of fun. You need the credentials to be successful among your peers..

Educational Consultant in Visalia:
"Be prepared with updated knowledge of current educational."
Study and read up constantly on ever changing educational requirements that mirror the curriculum in your State.

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Key Stats for Educational Consultant

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
34%
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Experience Affects Educational Consultant Salaries

Late-Career
▲22%

Experienced
▲3%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$70,000

Entry-Level
▼32%

Skills That Affect Educational Consultant Salaries

Curriculum Planning
▲12%

National Average
$70,000


Training Program Development
▼14%

Special Education
▼25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 55%
dental benefits
Dental: 35%
vision benefits
Vision: 29%
no benefits
None: 44%