Educational Consultant Salary

A substantial slice of final earnings for Educational Consultants (just under one-half) arrives through commissions. Median overall income in this area is approximately $74K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. For the most part, Educational Consultants enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just under a half lack coverage. On the flip side, approximately half have medical insurance and just over two-fifths receive dental plans. Female Educational Consultants make up most of the survey respondents at 77 percent. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$39,496 - $102,828
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MEDIAN: $65,781
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$19.46 - $102.65
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$39,496 - $102,828  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,396  
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$40,054 - $182,342  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 124
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$0.00 - $9,396  
   
Total Pay (?
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$40,054 - $182,342  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 88
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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. Curriculum Planning and Childhood Education are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Childhood Education.

Pay by Experience Level for Educational Consultant

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


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $58K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $75K. Educational Consultants see a median salary of $78K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Educational Consultants who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't higher than those with 10 to 20 years.

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Experience Affects Educational Consultant Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
up arrow 5%

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


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 51% dental benefits Dental: 44%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 47%
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