Educational Consultant Salary

Commissions constitute a big slice (close to one-half on average) of overall compensation for Educational Consultants, and the median take-home for this group lies near $71K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Although a little over a half have medical coverage and over a third have dental coverage, just over two-fifths claim no health benefits at all. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 83 percent of Educational Consultants are female. Most Educational Consultants report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$36,083 - $104,533
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$100K
MEDIAN: $64,651
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$16.90 - $149.50
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MEDIAN: $49.66
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$36,083 - $104,533  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,128  
Profit Sharing
$13,000  
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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$35,922 - $188,034  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 91
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$16.90 - $149.50  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,128  
   
Commission
$34,392  
Profit Sharing
$13,000  
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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$35,922 - $188,034  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 56

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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

  • Assist parents, student, and organizations with educational planning.
  • Define and execute the Consulting Strategic Direction.
  • Provide academic counseling and act as a mentor to students.

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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 lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $48K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $71K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Educational Consultants make a median salary of $75K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $87K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $70,899

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

New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Educational Consultants, 72 percent above the national average. Educational Consultants will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+26 percent) and Atlanta (+18 percent). In Los Angeles, salaries are 15 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

Educational Consultant Advice

Q: What is it like working as an Educational Consultant?

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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Key Stats for Educational Consultant

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
33%
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Experience Affects Educational Consultant Salaries

Late-Career
▲22%

Experienced
▲6%

Mid-Career
▼0%

National Average
$71,000

Entry-Level
▼32%

Skills That Affect Educational Consultant Salaries

Curriculum Planning
▲11%

National Average
$71,000

Training Program Development
▼1%


Special Education
▼25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 55%
dental benefits
Dental: 36%
vision benefits
Vision: 30%
dental benefits
None: 44%
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