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Consultant Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$73,000
$57,000
$73,000
$93,000
Consultants in the United States make an average salary of $73,456 per year or $35.32 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $57,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $93,000. If you like following the crowd, technology and professional companies tend to attract the most workers in this field. But if you're in it for the money, then you'll want to seek out professional, manufacturing, and finance companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. Alaska, Washington, Hawaii, New Jersey, and Maryland provide the highest consultant salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Seattle, WA
$104,313
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Map of Consultant Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Consultants earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Average Consultant Salary By Location

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for a consultant is roughly $73,456 per year, which boils down to $35.32 per hour. Interestingly enough, consultants have the highest salaries in Seattle, WA at about $104,313 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in Seattle, WA is $65,000. Additionally, consultants make more than the average salary in Washington, DC, Richmond, CA, Englewood, NJ, Boston, MA, and McLean, VA. On a more broad level, consultant salaries are highest in Alaska, Washington, Hawaii, New Jersey, Maryland, West Virginia, and Massachusetts. On the contrary, Idaho, North Dakota, and Montana offer the lowest consultant salaries.

City
Average Salary
Richmond, CA
Richmond, CA
$88,448
$88k
Englewood, NJ
Englewood, NJ
$86,288
$86k
McLean, VA
McLean, VA
$84,674
$85k
Hartford, CT
Hartford, CT
$83,828
$84k
Hillsboro, OR
Hillsboro, OR
$79,863
$80k

High Paying Consultant Jobs

Average Consultant Salary By Company

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Walmart and Huron Consulting Group as they offer the highest salaries for consultants.

Company
Average Salary
$147,163
$147k
$146,777
$147k
$146,731
$147k
$145,775
$146k
$141,120
$141k

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Consultant Salary History

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    Average Consultant Pay By Industry

    Consultant salaries can vary on many factors, including what industry a job is in. In fact, jobs with professional, manufacturing, and finance companies tend to be the highest paying. Furthermore, a consultant can make a yearly salary of $94,756 while working for professional companies. All the while, other consultants are making $74,155 at manufacturing companies and $72,391 at finance companies. One industry consultants may want to avoid is the technology industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $69,136.

    Industry
    Average Salary
    Professional
    Professional
    $94,756
    $95k
    Manufacturing
    Manufacturing
    $74,155
    $74k
    Finance
    Finance
    $72,391
    $72k
    Health Care
    Health Care
    $70,571
    $71k
    Technology
    Technology
    $69,136
    $69k

    Consultant Salary By Experience Level

    The salary for a consultant can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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