Educational Consultant Salary

In a profession for which the median take-home is approximately $74K, a little less than half of overall earnings for Educational Consultants arrives through commissions. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — more than two-fifths lack coverage. On the flip side, just over a half have medical insurance and just over two-fifths receive dental plans. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$39,285 - $103,040
(Median)
$39K
$66K
$100K
MEDIAN: $65,733
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$16.97 - $103.24
(Median)
$17
$50
$100
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 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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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).
)
$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 note just a narrow range of job skills. Those who have experience with Curriculum Planning, Training Program Development, and Childhood Education can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that pay less than market rate 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.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Educational Consultants. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $53K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $75K. Educational Consultants who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $80K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $81K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $74,080

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

Los Angeles offers some of the highest pay in the country for Educational Consultants, 17 percent above the national average. Educational Consultants will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+13 percent) and Boston (+11 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 2 percent south of the national average, can be found in New York.

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..

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"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
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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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