Managing Consultant Salary

Salaries for Managing Consultants in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($119K) per year. Overall incomes of Managing Consultants generally bottom out at around $89K and peak near $199K; the final number can, in exceptional cases, include upwards of $32K each for bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geography, followed by career duration and the specific company. Most Managing Consultants survey respondents are men (77 percent). Nearly all receive medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision plans. Work is enjoyable for Managing Consultants, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$84,373 - $171,800
MEDIAN: $118,547

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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.
$84,373 - $171,800  
$2,466 - $32,150  
Profit Sharing
$2,000 - $30,723  
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).
$89,338 - $199,467  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 456
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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.


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Popular Employer Salaries for Managing Consultant

IBM Global Services does shell out the biggest paychecks — the median in that office is $139K — but the company pay scale is greatly mixed, meaning that workers on the low end may earn only $102K while workers on the upper end may rake in up to $182K.

Employees at Navigant Consulting, Inc. take home the smallest paychecks, and $99K is the median salary. Furthermore, range in pay is narrow, with salaries starting at $86K and quickly nearing the top at only $129K.

Popular Skills for Managing Consultant

Survey results imply that Managing Consultants deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Strategic Planning, Business Strategy, Consulting Management, and IT Consulting are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 11 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Financial Analysis, Data Analysis, and Human Resources. Most people familiar with Consulting Management also know IT Consulting and Data Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Managing Consultant

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

For many Managing Consultants, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $103K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $115K. Managing Consultants see a median salary of $136K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $155K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $125,899

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

Home to some of the best pay for Managing Consultants, Boston offers exceptional salaries, 31 percent above the national average. Managing Consultants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Philadelphia (+18 percent), Houston (+18 percent), Seattle (+16 percent), and New York (+6 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Managing Consultant's salary, with Raleigh Managing Consultants earning salaries that are 20 percent less than the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Los Angeles (10 percent lower) and Washington (7 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Managing Consultant Salaries

National Average

Skills That Affect Managing Consultant Salaries

Strategic Planning
up arrow 11%

Business Strategy
up arrow 9%

Consulting Management
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IT Consulting
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National Average

Project Management
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Change Management
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Program Management
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up arrow 4%

Human Resources
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Financial Analysis
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 79 votes.


23 %
77 %

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: 89%
medical benefits
Vision: 79%
dental benefits
None: 6%