Consultant

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Overview

A Consultant is someone who makes their subject matter expertise and skills available to companies in need of additional resources or expert opinions. Consultants can be found in nearly any company and in any industry. They can work independently or through one of many consulting firms such as Accenture, PriceWaterHouseCoopers, and Deloitte Consulting.

The path to becoming a consultant is usually through developing many years of subject matter expertise or by way of working for large firms, who have dedicated training programs for recent college graduate and MBA students. Consulting can be a high paying career but it can also come at the cost of very long hours and required travel, depending upon the firm and client with which you are working.

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Pros
  • work life balance
  • work environment
  • great people
Cons
  • work life balance
  • long hours
  • senior management
  • Median Salary
  • Number of Jobs
  • Unemployment Rate

Demographics

Salary Range

Below is the expected Consultant salary range in your area as well as the salary range in top paying cities.

Median Salary
Salary Range
National
$88,305
$62k $142k
Washington DC
$75,057
$58k $106k
Jacksonville, FL
$93,000
$60k $100k
Boston, MA
$87,500
$58k $135k
San Francisco, CA
$85,000
$65k $130k

Top Paying Companies

Consultant salaries can vary widely across companies. Here are some of the top paying companies you should consider.

1. George Group

Salary
$146,005
Headquarters
Dallas, TX
Size
250+ Employees
Type
Company - Private
Revenue
No Reported (USD) per year

2. Nera Economic Consulting

Salary
$136,944
Headquarters
New York, NY
Size
320+ Employees
Type
Company - Private
Industry
Business Services
Revenue
$34M+ (USD) per year

3. Boston Consulting Group

Salary
$134,343
Headquarters
Boston, MA
Size
2,000+ Employees
Type
Company - Private
Industry
Business Services
Revenue
$4B+ (USD) per year

4. Prime 8 Consulting

Salary
$131,040
Headquarters
Kirkland
Size
100+ Employees
Type
Company - Private
Industry
Business Services
Revenue
$-1 (USD) per year

5. L.E.K. Consulting

Salary
$130,214
Headquarters
London, UK
Size
3,000+ Employees
Type
Company - Private
Industry
Business Services
Revenue
$-1 (USD) per year

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