Managing Consultant Salary

Managing Consultants enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($118K) annually in the United States. In the world of Managing Consultants, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $32K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $30K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $89K and $198K. While experience level and the individual firm impact pay for this group, residence is the most influential factor. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn vision coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Male Managing Consultants are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$83,595 - $171,535
MEDIAN: $118,279

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
$83,595 - $171,535  
$2,394 - $32,460  
Profit Sharing
$1,750 - $29,661  
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).
$88,813 - $198,399  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 407
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Comp Managers: Start Here »

Job Description for Managing Consultant

Managing consultant perform a wide variety of tasks, such as researching, collecting and analyzing data, interviewing various people in relation to their client and the client's company, presenting solutions, aiding and implementing plans and solutions, and keeping clients updated on progress.


Managing Consultant Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Popular Employer Salaries for

Although IBM Global Services leads the field in pay with a median salary of $140K, employees there receive a wide spread of salaries, from $101K on the low end all the way up to $182K at the top.

Pay for Managing Consultants is the lowest at Navigant Consulting, Inc., which has a median salary of $98K. In addition, there's little room to grow there, with salaries maxing out at $130K.

Popular Skills for

Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Business Strategy, Consulting Management, IT Consulting, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Financial Analysis, Human Resources, and Data Analysis. Those proficient in Consulting Management are, more often than not, also skilled in IT Consulting.

Pay by Experience Level for

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

For many Managing Consultants, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $104K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $116K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $136K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Managing Consultants with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $155K.

Pay Difference by Location

With a pay rate for Managing Consultants that is 34 percent greater than the national average, Boston offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Managing Consultants will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+19 percent), Seattle (+19 percent), Philadelphia (+18 percent), and Houston (+18 percent). In Raleigh, salaries are 20 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Los Angeles and Washington are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 14 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively.

Related Job Salaries

United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Comp Managers: Start Here »

Experience Affects Salaries

National Average

Skills That Affect Salaries

Business Strategy
up arrow 9%

IT Consulting
up arrow 3%

National Average

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Program Management
up arrow 1%

Change Management
up arrow 2%

up arrow 3%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 3%

Data Analysis
up arrow 4%

Human Resources
up arrow 5%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 68 votes.


22 %
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 79% employee benefits None: 6%