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Educational Consultant Salary

The majority of Educational Consultants in the United States — between two-thirds and three-fourths — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $41K to $189K per year, and the median is $63K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While some workers in this profession — just under one-half — do not have any health coverage, around half do receive medical benefits and slightly less than half have dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Educational Consultants, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Female Educational Consultants make up most of the survey respondents at 75 percent. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$39,391 - $91,707
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$20.13 - $102.29
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$0.00 - $9,529  
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$40,779 - $189,098  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 99
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$0.00 - $9,529  
   
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$40,779 - $189,098  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 82
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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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Typical Educational Consultants report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, facility with Curriculum Planning and Childhood Education are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 26 percent and 9 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Educational Consultant

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


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $55K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $74K. Educational Consultants claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $79K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $76K on average.

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Experience Affects Educational Consultant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 9%

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 26%


National Average
$73,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 51% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 46%