Entry-Level Management Consultant Salary (United States)

Over four-fifths of Entry-Level Management Consultants are relatively junior in their careers, reporting less than five years' experience and an average income of $76,825 annually. The specific employer and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all workers, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most Entry-Level Management Consultants like their work and job satisfaction is high. Replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.
Entry-Level Management Consultant Salary (?
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$49,599 - $113,808
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MEDIAN: $73,048
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Entry-Level Management Consultant Salary (?
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$10.78 - $89.09
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$49,599 - $113,808  
   
Bonus
$988 - $20,194  
Profit Sharing
$988 - $10,223  
Commission
$4,200 - $14,483  
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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$49,497 - $125,865  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,921
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$10.78 - $89.09  
   
Overtime
$-0.49 - $49.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$988 - $20,194  
   
Commission
$4,200 - $14,483  
Profit Sharing
$988 - $10,223  
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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$49,497 - $125,865  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 77
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Known for taking on a considerable number of Entry-Level Management Consultants, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Accenture, Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, EY (Ernst & Young), and PricewaterhouseCoopers are leading firms in the industry. For Entry-Level Management Consultants, comfortable salaries can be found at McKinsey & Company, Inc.; in fact, typical earnings are around $138,908, the highest in the area, though the difference in the company's lowest and highest employee paychecks ($77K versus about $210K) is great. Other leaders in compensation levels are Bain & Company Inc. at $91,475, The Boston Consulting Group, Inc. at $90,572, and EY (Ernst & Young), where Entry-Level Management Consultants annually earn $85,425.
Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) lags the field greatly in terms of pay, with a median salary less than half of the top paying company's rate ($58,725). Other low-paying employers include Booz, Allen, and Hamilton at $69,142 and KPMG, LLP at $73,056, though some Entry-Level Management Consultants there earn up to $117K.

Pay Difference By Location

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With a pay rate for Entry-Level Management Consultants that is 14 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Those in search of high salaries should also consider checking out cities like San Francisco, Boston, Charlotte, and Chicago, top-paying markets where Entry-Level Management Consultants rake in more than the national norm (+13 percent, +11 percent, +9 percent, and +6 percent). With compensation 10 percent below the national average, Philadelphia is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Workers in Atlanta and Washington earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (-7 percent and -6 percent).

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Management Consultant Salaries

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National Average
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Gender

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female alumni
 
Male
67%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 7%
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