Average Business Consultant Salary

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The average salary for a Business Consultant is $72,639.
MEDIAN $72,639
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$48k - $111k
$1k - $19k
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$201 - $14k
$2k - $76k
Total Pay
$46k - $129k

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Job Description for Business Consultant

Business Consultant Tasks
  • Coordinate with partners to ensure overall business solution is positioned and implemented on a global scale.
  • Build rapport with external vendors in order to support business objectives.
  • Develop and update high-level roadmap of business initiatives and goals.
  • Modify programs to enhance likelihood of meeting business goals.
  • Balance customer requests and requirements with technical constraints.
The top respondents for the job title Business Consultant are from the companies Humana, Inc., Booz, Allen, and Hamilton and EY (Ernst & Young). Reported salaries are highest at Slalom Consulting where the average pay is $92,516. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Deloitte Consulting LLP and International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., earning around $77,687 and $72,128, respectively. Humana, Inc. pays the lowest at around $67,641. Booz, Allen, and Hamilton and Deloitte & Touche LLP also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $70,062 and $71,299, respectively.

Career Paths

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Business Consultant
Senior Business Consultant
Management Consultant
Business Process / Management Consultant
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
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Popular Skills for Business Consultant

Skills in Business Analysis, Business Strategy, Project Management and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Business Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Business Consultant

An entry-level Business Consultant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $61,276 based on 334 salaries. An early career Business Consultant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $67,991 based on 1,466 salaries. A mid-career Business Consultant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $79,420 based on 837 salaries. An experienced Business Consultant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $85,564 based on 648 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $94,098.
Employees with Business Consultant in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 7.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (6.8% more) and Chicago, Illinois (6.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (1.5% less).

Years of Experience

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