Most Marketing Consultants list "Customer Service," "Web Content," and "Market Research" as skills on their resumes. We go into more details on the most important Marketing Consultant responsibilities here:
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming a Marketing Consultant. We found that 75.2% of Marketing Consultants have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 13.1% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While most Marketing Consultants have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's possible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every nine Marketing Consultants were not college graduates.
Those Marketing Consultants who do attend college, typically earn either a Business degree or a Marketing degree. Less commonly earned degrees for Marketing Consultants include a Communication degree or a Management degree.
When you're ready to become a Marketing Consultant, you might wonder which companies hire Marketing Consultants. According to our research through Marketing Consultant resumes, Marketing Consultants are mostly hired by Sinclair Broadcast Group, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Meta. Now is a good time to apply as Sinclair Broadcast Group has 78 Marketing Consultants job openings, and there are 73 at PricewaterhouseCoopers and 18 at Meta.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, Marketing Consultants tend to earn the biggest salaries at Dell, Microsoft, and Chevron. Take Dell for example. The median Marketing Consultant salary is $129,738. At Microsoft, Marketing Consultants earn an average of $129,642, while the average at Chevron is $105,256. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
If you earned a degree from the top 100 educational institutions in the United States, you might want to take a look at LivingSocial Inc., IBM, and Microsoft. These three companies have hired a significant number of Marketing Consultants from these institutions.
For the most part, Marketing Consultants make their living in the Media and Technology industries. Marketing Consultants tend to make the most in the Technology industry with an average salary of $91,577. The Marketing Consultant annual salary in the Finance and Professional industries generally make $78,751 and $68,639 respectively. Additionally, Marketing Consultants who work in the Technology industry make 50.9% more than Marketing Consultants in the Hospitality Industry.