$58,259
Avg. Salary
$34.01
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$4,906

Bonus

$5,000

Profit Sharing

$15,403

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Marketing Consultant is $34.01 per hour.

The average pay for a Marketing Consultant is $58,259 per year.

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$12.74
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MEDIAN $58,259
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$0$145K
Salary $32,911 - $101,576
Bonus $495 - $15,631
Profit Sharing $1,156 - $20,729
Commission $1,949 - $40,547
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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$31,601 - $145,836
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,100
Hourly Data $0$100
Hourly Rate $12.74 - $101
Hourly Tips $6.67
Overtime $9.93 - $98.63
Annual Data $0$145K
Bonus $495 - $15,631
Commission $1,949 - $40,547
Profit Sharing $1,156 - $20,729
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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$31,601 - $145,836
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 535

Job Description

A marketing consultant works to further the brand, image, and market share of the company for which they work. This can include a wide variety of activities. For example, one day, a marketing consultant may be helping their company improve its brand image among users of a certain social media outlet such as Facebook or Twitter. The next day, they may work with designers to put together a brochure or complete a marketing package to help land new customers. For this reason, the ability to work cooperatively with others is one of the most important skills a marketing consultant can have.

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Popular Employer Salaries

$0$94K

$71,538

Dex Media, Inc.
6 profiles
$35,000

Common Career Paths


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Marketing Consultants who transition into a Marketing VP role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $149K per year. Going from Marketing Consultant to Marketing Director is the transition that occurs most often in this field, where the paychecks are $80K. Many others choose to work as Marketing Managers, where pay is typically $61K.

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Popular Skills


Survey results imply that Marketing Consultants deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, facility with Data Analysis, Strategic Marketing, and Market Research are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 23 percent, 11 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. Those listing Sales as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Social Media Marketing and Microsoft Office also typically command lower compensation. Those educated in Marketing Communications tend to be well versed in Marketing Management and Advertising.

Pay by Experience Level

Pay by Experience for a Marketing Consultant has a positive trend. An entry-level Marketing Consultant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 503 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Marketing Consultant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 290 salaries. An experienced Marketing Consultant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $87,000 based on 242 salaries. A Marketing Consultant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $116,000 based on 98 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $62,520

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

With a pay rate for Marketing Consultants that is 112 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Marketing Consultants will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+32 percent), St. Louis (+23 percent), Washington (+19 percent), and Boston (+17 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in San Diego, 14 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Minneapolis (9 percent less) and Austin (5 percent less).

Job Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Marketing Consultant?

Marketing Consultant in Washington:
"Fulfilling."
Pros: People
Cons: Traffic

Marketing Consultant in Pensacola:
"Pensacola job market not good."
Pros: The atmosphere is laid back
Cons: There is a shortage of job options

Marketing Consultant in Ada:
"Ehh... No one knows..."
Pros: Ada is a nice place.
Cons: No jobs that pay over 25k year.

Marketing Consultant in San Francisco:
"Set your sights high."
Decide what kinds of projects you wish to take on and seek them out. Don't just be a "taker", as you will build a reputation for what you already do, not what you want to do. As a consultant, standards are high and immediate results are expected. Repeat business is important so always be thinking about the long term relationship with the client. Don't be transactional.

Marketing Consultant in Paris:
"Be Curious Always."
Cross Disciplinary approach , try to know and experience a little of everything without getting distracted in the noise the industry provides around us. It s a job that requires to be patient , passioned, alert and ambitious to achieve and create equally.

Marketing Consultant in Topeka:
"Should have asked for commission."
Ask for more money.

Marketing Consultant in New York:
"Perfection is impossible."
Always continue learning and evolving.

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Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 251 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
11%

How Experience Affects Salaries

▲86%

▲40%

▲10%

National Average
$63,000

▼16%

How Skills Affect Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 251 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
no benefits
None: 41%