What does an Education Consultant do?

Education consultants deliver professional development training, ongoing coaching, and other support for teachers and other education professionals. They provide guidance to administrators and other stakeholders in developing or improving training programs. Consultants may assist with training on the use of education programs, tools, and technologies. They may also be involved in the sales of education products and services, and expected to meet sales quotas.

Education consultants typically have at least a bachelor’s degree in an education discipline, but some employers require a master’s degree. These consultants also would have a strong background in the education field, either as a teacher or administrator. Some roles require consultants to have a valid teaching certificate, and required credentials may vary by location. These roles require strong presentation and communication skills.

What responsibilities are common for Education Consultant jobs?
  • Ensure that the original intent and purpose of specific educational programs are fulfilled.
  • Provide information to parents and families concerning state and federal guidelines.
  • Collaborate with others to develop training courses and curriculum materials for conducting in-service training, staff developments, workshops, and seminars.
  • Monitor program budgets and cost allocation plans, and monitors individual program expenditures.
  • Provide technical assistance to local education agency and other educational institution personnel and/or appropriate staff in implementing specific educational program policies and procedures at the local level.
  • Identify and assess educational needs and develop immediate and long-range plans for meeting those needs.
  • Identify and analyze instructional, administrative, and programmatic training needs within local educational agencies.
  • Evaluate and provide feedback on education assistance grant proposals submitted by local education agencies and make recommendations and decisions on approval or denial.
What are the typical qualifications for Education Consultant jobs?
  • Bachelor's Degree in business or computer science.
  • Display utmost level of professionalism and leadership.
  • Solid financial literacy acumen.
  • Consulting experience is helpful.
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Work/Life Balance
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Avg. Experience0-1 year

How much does an Education Consultant make?

Confident
$89,892 /yr
Total Pay
$52,787
 /yr

Base Pay

+
$37,105
 /yr

Additional Pay

$89,892

 / yr
$38K$387K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range
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Education Consultant Career Path

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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
35%
2 - 4
33%
5 - 7
18%
8+
14%
Not including years spent in education and/or training
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Education Consultant Insights

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The Center for Ultrasound Research and EducationThe Center for Ultrasound Research and Education
Education Consultant
May 26, 2022

“I feel like I am contributing to an amazing mission and I earn a very good salary for what I do”

Reward GatewayReward Gateway
Enterprise Engagement Consultant
Feb 16, 2021

“There are some fantastic opportunities to learn and grow from employee's who are the best at what they do.”

Freudigman & BillingsFreudigman & Billings
Educational Therapist
Jan 3, 2021

“9PM shift was not an issue for me when I was fresh out of college and my partner had a flexible work schedule.”

SAPSAP
Senior Learning Consultant
Apr 6, 2021

“People! Work can be fun and rewarding!”

Canvas Credit UnionCanvas Credit Union
Senior Learning Consultant
May 4, 2021

“We take the best things about family and strive to help our Canvas family thrive.”

MarketopiaMarketopia
Prospect Engagement Consultant
Oct 31, 2020

“Pay not great but not bad”

APAX EnglishAPAX English
Education Consultant
Nov 5, 2020

“pay is good but not usually”

UnitedHealthCareUnitedHealthCare
Health Engagement Consultant
May 26, 2021

“Really supports your wellbeing and career development”

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