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Working As A Principal Consultant

  • $120,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Principal Consultant Do

A Principal Consultant works for a consulting firm that is specialized in financial, technical, management, marketing, or scientific industries. They may also lead a group of consultants on client-based projects.

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Principal Consultant Career Paths

Principal Consultant
Project Manager
Contract Project Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Director Director Of Human Resources
Human Resources Vice President
12 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Senior Project Manager
Director Of Project Management
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Project Manager Information Technology Director
Chief Information Officer
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Project Manager
Senior Information Technology Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Manager Account Manager Business Development Manager
Senior Business Development Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Manager Sales Manager Account Manager
Strategic Accounts Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Manager Purchasing Manager Contracts Manager
Contracts Director
12 Yearsyrs
Program Manager
Operations Program Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Director
Director Of Strategy
11 Yearsyrs
Information Technology Project Manager Program Manager
Engagement Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Manager Controller Human Resources Manager
Business Partner
8 Yearsyrs
Program Manager Product Manager Information Technology Project Manager
Manager, Project Management
9 Yearsyrs
General Manager Account Manager Client Services Manager
Client Services Director
9 Yearsyrs
Director Operations Director
Director Of Business Operations
10 Yearsyrs
Operations Manager Branch Manager Relationship Manager
Business Relationship Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Solutions Architect Technical Manager Technical Project Manager
Implementation Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Product Manager Merchandising Manager Planning Manager
Manager, Strategy
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Manager Senior Operations Manager Head Operator
Head Of Business Development
7 Yearsyrs
Enterprise Architect Senior Technical Consultant Business Systems Senior Analyst
Business Leader
8 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Practice Leader 3.2 years
Senior Consultant 3.0 years
Staff Consultant 2.6 years
Lead Consultant 2.4 years
Top Careers Before Principal Consultant
Consultant 13.3%
Manager 4.9%
Director 4.3%
Principal 2.9%
Top Careers After Principal Consultant
Consultant 12.6%
Principal 5.2%
Director 4.9%
Manager 4.6%
Architect 2.6%

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Average Yearly Salary
$120,000
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$96,000
Min 10%
$120,000
Median 50%
$120,000
Median 50%
$120,000
Median 50%
$120,000
Median 50%
$120,000
Median 50%
$120,000
Median 50%
$120,000
Median 50%
$150,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Morris
Highest Paying City
Washington, DC
Highest Paying State
Hawaii
Avg Experience Level
3.6 years
How much does a Principal Consultant make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Principal Consultant in the United States is $120,652 per year or $58 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $96,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $150,000.

The largest raises come from changing jobs.

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Real Principal Consultant Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Principal Consultant Informatica LLC Apr 16, 2019 $143,166 -
$160,353
Principal Consultant Informatica LLC May 16, 2019 $143,166 -
$160,353
Principal Consultant Informatica LLC Sep 29, 2017 $136,677 -
$150,682
Principal Consultant Fireeye, Inc. Jan 08, 2016 $130,333 -
$199,400
Principal Consultant Fireeye, Inc. Aug 01, 2016 $130,333 -
$199,400
Principal Consultant-US Infosys Limited May 02, 2019 $126,672
Principal Consultant Sparta Consulting Inc. Jun 20, 2014 $125,000
Senior Principal Consultant It Convergence Jun 20, 2017 $120,716
Senior Principal Consultant It Convergence Jun 13, 2016 $117,500
Senior Principal Consultant (Naresh Manchanda) It Convergence Apr 11, 2015 $117,200
Senior Principal Consultant (Naresh Manchanda) It Convergence May 11, 2015 $117,200
Principal Consultant Sparta Consulting Inc. Nov 06, 2013 $115,000
Principal Consultant Sparta Consulting Inc. Nov 26, 2014 $115,000

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Top Skills for A Principal Consultant

  1. Business Requirements
  2. Project Management
  3. Strategic Plan
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Facilitate joint application development session, analyzed business requirements and architect solutions for systems integration, data conversions and application upgrade.
  • Provided project management expertise with proposal development, project scoping, estimation, planning, execution, and client relationship management.
  • Developed a gap analysis strategy to create a strategic plan for General Dynamics to successfully streamline operations for four separate companies.
  • Participated in executive interviews, designed the graphical and tabular executive interface and participated in the technical and database architecture design.
  • Created applications to import transactions into a data warehouse to allow end user to reconcile aggregated transaction data with outside vendors.

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Top 10 Best States for Principal Consultants

  1. Rhode Island
  2. District of Columbia
  3. Virginia
  4. Vermont
  5. Massachusetts
  6. Idaho
  7. Pennsylvania
  8. Maine
  9. West Virginia
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Principal Consultant Resume Examples And Tips

The average resume reviewer spends between 5 to 7 seconds looking at a single resume, which leaves the average job applier with roughly six seconds to make a killer first impression. Thanks to this, a single typo or error on your resume can disqualify you right out of the gate. At Zippia, we went through over 13,826 Principal Consultant resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

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Principal Consultant Demographics

Gender

Male

72.5%

Female

23.3%

Unknown

4.2%
Ethnicity

White

57.3%

Asian

13.8%

Hispanic or Latino

13.1%

Black or African American

11.3%

Unknown

4.5%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

32.4%

French

18.1%

German

8.1%

Italian

5.9%

Japanese

5.9%

Portuguese

4.7%

Mandarin

4.2%

Carrier

4.2%

Chinese

4.2%

Russian

3.2%

Korean

1.5%

Arabic

1.5%

Dutch

1.2%

Hebrew

1.2%

Greek

1.0%

Hindi

1.0%

Cantonese

0.7%

Czech

0.5%

Amharic

0.5%

Swedish

0.2%
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Principal Consultant Education

Schools

New York University

9.3%

George Washington University

8.2%

University of Houston

5.6%

George Mason University

5.4%

University of Texas at Austin

5.2%

Pennsylvania State University

5.0%

DePaul University

5.0%

University of Chicago

5.0%

University of Cincinnati

4.7%

Northwestern University

4.7%

Harvard University

4.7%

University of Maryland - College Park

4.5%

Columbia University

4.5%

Ohio State University

4.3%

University of Southern California

4.3%

Texas A&M University

4.3%

Michigan State University

3.9%

Northeastern University

3.9%

University of Pennsylvania

3.7%

Georgia State University

3.7%
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Majors

Business

27.7%

Computer Science

13.8%

Finance

7.3%

Management

5.5%

Marketing

5.0%

Management Information Systems

4.8%

Accounting

4.8%

Electrical Engineering

4.7%

Information Technology

3.6%

Project Management

3.3%

Economics

2.4%

Political Science

2.1%

Human Resources Management

2.1%

Law

2.0%

Computer Systems Security

2.0%

Computer Engineering

2.0%

Engineering

1.8%

Computer Information Systems

1.8%

Psychology

1.8%

Communication

1.6%
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Degrees

Masters

45.4%

Bachelors

37.3%

Doctorate

6.3%

Certificate

6.3%

Associate

2.6%

Diploma

1.4%

High School Diploma

0.5%

License

0.2%
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