Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for consultants in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:

  • There are over 610,454 consultants currently employed in the United States.
  • 41.6% of all consultants are women, while 58.4% are men.
  • The average age of an employed consultant is 43 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of consultants is White (65.0%), followed by Asian (13.8%), Hispanic or Latino (8.7%) and Black or African American (7.8%).
  • In 2021, women earned 95% of what men earned.
  • 12% of all consultants are LGBT.
  • Consultants are 48% more likely to work at public companies in comparison to private companies.

Consultant Statistics By Gender

41.6% of consultants are women and 58.4% of consultants are men.

  • Male, 58.4%
  • Female, 41.6%

Consultants By Gender

GenderPercentages
Male58.4%
Female41.6%

Gender Pay Gap For Consultant

Women Earn 95¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men

male-income
Male Income
$78,636
female-income
Female Income
$74,691

Consultant Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the consultant position over time.

Male
Female
100%
80%
60%
40%
20%
0%
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021

Consultant Gender By Year

YearMaleFemale
201061.33%38.67%
201161.03%38.97%
201261.26%38.74%
201360.84%39.16%
201459.23%40.77%
201560.63%39.37%
201659.91%40.09%
201759.36%40.64%
201861.21%38.79%
201959.57%40.43%
202057.97%42.03%
202158.42%41.58%

Consultant Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, timber buyer and chief estimator have the biggest difference in gender.

Job TitleMaleFemale
Wedding Coordinator9%91%
Conference Planning Manager9%91%
Human Resources Administrative Assistant9%91%
Consultant58%42%
Electronic Security Specialist94%6%
Chief Estimator95%5%
Timber Buyer97%3%

Consultant Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among consultants is White, which makes up 65.0% of all consultants. Comparatively, there are 13.8% of the Asian ethnicity and 8.7% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.

  • White, 65.0%
  • Asian, 13.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 8.7%
  • Black or African American, 7.8%
  • Unknown, 4.5%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.2%

Consultant Race

Consultant RacePercentages
White65.0%
Asian13.8%
Hispanic or Latino8.7%
Black or African American7.8%
Unknown4.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native0.2%

Consultant Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2010-2019 among consultants.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Consultant Race By Year

YearWhiteBlack or African AmericanAsianHispanic or Latino
201073.83%7.56%10.43%6.17%
201173.09%7.65%10.81%6.42%
201272.02%8.03%11.21%6.62%
201371.91%7.72%11.62%6.61%
201472.22%7.80%11.70%6.25%
201571.12%7.33%11.96%7.23%
201670.89%7.26%12.33%7.11%
201770.48%7.56%12.34%7.21%
201870.58%7.02%12.62%7.31%
201968.36%7.57%13.31%8.19%
202066.57%7.57%12.61%8.80%
202165.05%7.83%13.76%8.73%

Consultant Wage Gap By Race

Asian consultants have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american consultants have the lowest average salary at $75,756.
$84,000
$82,000
$80,000
$78,000
$76,000
$74,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
EthnicitySalary
Unknown$78,500
White$79,503
Black or African American$75,756
Asian$82,147
Hispanic or Latino$77,418

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Average Age of a Consultant

We determined the average age of consultants based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Consultant Age By Race

RaceMale AgeFemale Age
Unknown4039.5
White4546
Black or African American4246
Asian3937
Hispanic or Latino39.540

Consultant Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of consultant employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of consultants is 40+ years old, which represents 59% of the population.

40+ years

30-40 years

20-30 years


Consultant Age

Consultant YearsPercentages
40+ years59%
30-40 years27%
20-30 years13%

Types of Consultant Degree Levels

The most common degree for consultants is bachelor's degree 64% of consultants earn that degree. A close second is master's degree with 17% and rounding it off is associate degree with 9%.

  • Bachelors, 64%
  • Masters, 17%
  • Associate, 9%
  • High School Diploma, 3%
  • Other Degrees, 7%

Consultants By Education

Consultant DegreePercentages
Bachelors64%
Masters17%
Associate9%
High School Diploma3%
Other Degrees7%

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Consultant Wage Gap By Education

Consultants with a Doctorate degree earn more than those without, at $90,078 annually. With a Masters degree, consultants earn a median annual income of $86,138 compared to $79,480 for consultants with an Bachelors degree.
$92,000
$89,000
$86,000
$83,000
$80,000
$77,000
Master's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Doctorate Degree
EducationSalary
Master's Degree$86,138
Bachelor's Degree$79,480
Doctorate Degree$90,078

Consultant Employment Statistics

This section highlights information about where consultants work. We found most consultants work for a public company. In addition, the industry that employs the most consultants is the technology industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire consultants.

< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Consultant Jobs By Employer Size

Company SizePercentages
< 50 employees5%
50 - 100 employees5%
100 - 500 employees14%
500 - 1,000 employees6%
1,000 - 10,000 employees22%
> 10,000 employees49%

The Types Of Companies Consultant Work In

Employees with the consultant job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most consultants prefer to work at public companies over private companies.

Education

Public

Private

Government

Consultant Jobs By Sector

Company TypePercentages
Education3%
Public48%
Private47%
Government3%

Top Industries Hiring Consultants

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ consultants. Those industries include technology, professional and finance.

Technology

Fortune 500

Professional

Finance

Retail

Consultant Turnover And Employment Statistics

Consultant Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of consultants changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Consultant Unemployment Rate By Year

YearConsultant Unemployment Rate
20106.86%
20114.96%
20125.00%
20134.70%
20144.15%
20153.56%
20163.57%
20173.12%
20183.13%
20193.02%
20204.33%
20214.32%

The Average Number of Years That Consultant Stay in a Job

By looking over 265,015 consultants resumes, we figured out that the average consultant enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 32%.

Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Consultant Tenure

Number or YearsPercentages
Less than 1 year30%
1-2 years32%
3-4 years11%
5-7 years12%
8-10 years6%
11+ years9%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Consultants with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to consultants.

Job TitleLGBTJob Openings
Estimator Project Manager4.41%112,100
Logistics Technician8.65%38,997
Director, Market Research10.00%59,598
Business Continuity Planner11.05%58,291
Immigration Officer11.64%55,872
Consultant12.44%-
Principal Gifts Officer19.25%95,423

Consultant LGBT Demographics

ProfessionPercentages of LGBT Job Openings
Estimator Project Manager4.41%112,100
Logistics Technician8.65%38,997
Director, Market Research10.00%59,598
Business Continuity Planner11.05%58,291
Immigration Officer11.64%55,872
Principal Gifts Officer19.25%95,423

Foreign Languages Spoken By Consultants

The most common foreign language among consultants is Spanish at 41.2%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 13.6% and Chinese is the third-most popular at 6.2%.

  • Spanish, 41.2%
  • French, 13.6%
  • Chinese, 6.2%
  • Mandarin, 5.7%
  • German, 5.6%
  • Other, 27.7%

Consultant Languages Spoken

Foreign LanguagePercentages
Spanish41.2%
French13.6%
Chinese6.2%
Mandarin5.7%
German5.6%
Other27.7%

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Consultant Heatmaps

The amount you can make as a consultant can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of consultants is $104,398. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Consultants Earn The Most?

Consultants earn the most in New Jersey, where the average consultant salary is $93,100. The map here shows where consultants earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Which State Has The Most Consultants?

By looking through more than 265,015 resumes, we found that the most popular places for consultants are New York, NY and Chicago, IL.

Number of Consultants

Number Of Consultant Jobs By State

Where Are Consultants In High Demand?

Consultants are in high demand in Chicago, IL. There are currently 186 job openings for consultants here. We looked over job openings to determine where in the country consultants are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings

Consultant Demographics FAQs

What Percentage Of Consultants Are Female?

41.6% of consultants are female in the United States. This is 1.7 percentage points higher than last year. Additionally, the percentage of female consultants has increased by 1.8 percentage points since 2010. That means there are a total of 207,942 female consultants in the U.S. and 291,919 male consultants in the United States. Note that Zippia's estimate accounts only for the 499,861 people with the specific job title of consultant and doesn't include grouping similar job titles, or people with potentially similar credentialing.

How Many Consultant Are There In The Us?

There are over 610,454 Consultants in the United States.

What Percentage Of Consultants Are Black?

7.8% of Consultants are Black or African American

What Race Are Most Consultants?

Most a are White, with 65.0% of Consultants belonging to this ethnicity. 13.8% of Consultants are Asian, 8.7% of Consultants are Hispanic or Latino, 7.8% of Consultants are Black or African American, 4.5% of Consultants are Unknown, and 0.2% of Consultants are American Indian and Alaska Native

Are Consultant Jobs Male - Dominated?

Yes, Consultant jobs are male - dominated. 58% of Consultants are male, and 41% are female, so there are more male Consultants than female Consultants in the United States.

How Old Is The Average Consultant?

The average Consultant is 44 years old. 59% of Consultants are 40+ years old or older, 27% are between the ages of 30-40 years, and 13% are between 20-30 years old

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