Educational Consultant Salary

Commissions constitute a big slice (just under one-half on average) of overall compensation for Educational Consultants, and the median take-home for this group lies near $74K. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Educational Consultants like their work and job satisfaction is high. Some workers in this field — just over two-fifths — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by over one-half and dental plans are enjoyed by more than two-fifths. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$39,285 - $103,040
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$39K
$66K
$100K
MEDIAN: $65,733
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$16.97 - $103.24
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MEDIAN: $49.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$39,285 - $103,040  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,706  
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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$39,056 - $188,202  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 142
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$16.97 - $103.24  
   
Overtime
$36.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,706  
   
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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$39,056 - $188,202  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 103
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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 who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Those who have experience with Curriculum Planning, Training Program Development, and Childhood Education can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Childhood Education and Training Program Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Educational Consultant

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


Educational Consultants who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $53K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $75K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $80K in this role. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $81K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $74,080

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

For Educational Consultants, busy Los Angeles offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 17 percent above the national average. Educational Consultants will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+13 percent) and Boston (+11 percent). Trailing the national average by 2 percent, New York is the market with the smallest paychecks.

Educational Consultant Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

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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Experience Affects Educational Consultant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$74,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Educational Consultant Salaries

Curriculum Planning
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National Average
$74,000

Training Program Development
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 53%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
medical benefits
Vision: 36%
dental benefits
None: 45%
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