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. Geography and tenure 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. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Educational Consultants making up 78 percent. Health benefits are not claimed by all — about one-half lack any form of coverage — but nearly one-half have medical insurance, and more than two-fifths have dental, too. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$38,658 - $102,411  
   
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$0.00 - $9,308  
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$39,391 - $187,200  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 128
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$0.00 - $9,308  
   
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$39,391 - $187,200  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 91
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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 only report a few specific skills. Curriculum Planning and Childhood Education are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Childhood Education.

Pay by Experience Level for Educational Consultant

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


The average beginner in this position makes around $55K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $75K. Educational Consultants see a median salary of $79K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $77K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Late-Career
up arrow 4%

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
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 50% dental benefits Dental: 43%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 48%
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