Entry-Level Business Consultant Salary

Commissions comprise a big part of overall income for Entry-Level Business Consultants. The median take-home amount in this area is around $68K, and on average, over a third of that final number comes from commissions. Cash earnings for Entry-Level Business Consultants — which occasionally include more than $14K from bonuses and more than $9K from profit sharing — stretch from around $42K to approximately $99K. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Men make up a slight majority of Entry-Level Business Consultants (58 percent) who responded to the survey. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$42,461 - $92,618
$42K
$67K
$93K
MEDIAN: $66,844
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$12.43 - $49.32
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MEDIAN: $23.26
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$0$98K
Salary $42,461 - $92,618
Bonus $961 - $12,304
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $8,289
Commission $3,878 - $69,766
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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$41,603 - $98,389
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,054
Hourly Data $0$55
Hourly Rate $12.43 - $49.32
Overtime $16.50 - $55.00
Annual Data $0$98K
Bonus $961 - $12,304
Commission $3,878 - $69,766
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $8,289
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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$41,603 - $98,389
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 116

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Popular Employer Salaries for Business Consultant


Entry-Level Business Consultants flock to EY (Ernst & Young), International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., Humana, Inc., Deloitte & Touche LLP, and Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Although salaries only range from $82K to just $123K, Slalom Consulting still offers the highest pay with a median paycheck of $95K. Other leaders in compensation levels are McKinsey & Company, Inc. at $84K, 7-Eleven, Inc. at $83K, and International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., where Entry-Level Business Consultants annually earn $74K.

Cerner Corporation offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $43K. There's also little variation in pay at the company, with pay ranging from $40K to $50K. Perficient, Inc., CGI Federal, and Deloitte & Touche LLP also scrape the bottom of the pay scale, with median earnings hovering around $48K, $55K, and $59K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $68,592

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

For Entry-Level Business Consultants, Los Angeles provides a pay rate that is 25 percent greater than the national average. Entry-Level Business Consultants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+14 percent), Houston (+13 percent), Boston (+13 percent), and Washington (+10 percent). Compared to the national average, Kansas City Entry-Level Business Consultants have considerably lower salaries, 36 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Employers also pay below the national average in Minneapolis (16 percent lower) and Denver (6 percent lower).

Business Consultant Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Business Consultant in Salem:
"Suck it up."
Hustle. People do this kind of job to work less hard and end up with a bad name for themselves.

Business Consultant in Houston:
"Stay positive, and act professionally at all times."
In my case, I started in the advertising trenches where we had to cut and past the add. We did not have graphic designers to do our work for us and we did all of our paperwork before leaving home at night, so sometimes it was a late night. My advice it to never give up on your dream: ever. No matter how hard the climb, climb it. You can do anything you set your mind to.

Key Stats for Business Consultant

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 168 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
69%
5-9 years
17%
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Skills That Affect Business Consultant Salaries




Client Interaction
▲5%

Requirements Analysis
▲5%


IT Consulting
▲4%


National Average
$69,000


Strategic Planning
▼1%





▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 168 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 13%
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