Educational Consultant Salary

Commissions constitute a big slice (a little less than one-half on average) of overall compensation for Educational Consultants, and the median take-home for this group lies near $74K. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Educational Consultants, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most Educational Consultants survey respondents are women (77 percent). Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — slightly less than half lack coverage. On the flip side, close to one-half have medical insurance and more than two-fifths receive dental plans. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$39,056 - $102,723
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MEDIAN: $65,707
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$19.46 - $102.65
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MEDIAN: $49.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$39,056 - $102,723  
   
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$0.00 - $9,469  
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$39,613 - $181,742  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 125
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$19.46 - $102.65  
   
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$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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$39,613 - $181,742  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 88
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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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Survey takers who work as Educational Consultants typically report just a few professional skills. Curriculum Planning and Childhood Education are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Childhood Education.

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 $57K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $75K. Educational Consultants see a median salary of $78K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Educational Consultants who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are no higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years.

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Experience Affects Educational Consultant Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$74,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Educational Consultant Salaries

Curriculum Planning
up arrow 7%

National Average
$74,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 50% dental benefits Dental: 44%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 47%
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