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 $73K. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. More than two-fifths of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a little over a half report medical coverage and roughly two in five claim dental coverage as well. Job satisfaction for Educational Consultants is high. There are far more female Educational Consultants who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 85 percent. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$38,372 - $106,368
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MEDIAN: $67,239
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$16.97 - $150.67
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MEDIAN: $46.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$38,372 - $106,368  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,550  
Commission
$34,392  
Total Pay (?
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$38,044 - $187,616  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 91
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$16.97 - $150.67  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,550  
   
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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$38,044 - $187,616  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 57
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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

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


Educational Consultants with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. The average beginner in this position makes around $47K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $73K. Educational Consultants bring in $77K after working for 10 to 20 years. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $83K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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 15%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$73,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Educational Consultant Salaries

Curriculum Planning
up arrow 9%

National Average
$73,000

Training Program Development
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Special Education
up arrow 27%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 55%
dental benefits
Dental: 39%
medical benefits
Vision: 32%
dental benefits
None: 45%
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