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Working As A Principal Consultant

  • $119,000

    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
Senior Consultant 3.0 years
Consultant 2.4 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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Principal Consultant Demographics

Gender

Male

69.6%

Female

22.5%

Unknown

7.9%
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

University of Phoenix

14.0%

George Washington University

7.9%

New York University

6.7%

Northeastern University

5.0%

Michigan State University

4.8%

George Mason University

4.7%

University of Texas at Austin

4.6%

University of Houston

4.3%

Pennsylvania State University

4.3%

Northwestern University

4.3%

University of Southern California

4.2%

Harvard University

4.1%

Columbia University

4.1%

DePaul University

4.0%

University of Chicago

4.0%

Arizona State University

3.9%

Texas A&M University

3.9%

Johns Hopkins University

3.9%

University of Pennsylvania

3.7%

Villanova University

3.6%
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Majors

Business

27.9%

Computer Science

13.5%

Finance

7.7%

Management

5.7%

Marketing

5.1%

Electrical Engineering

4.4%

Accounting

4.2%

Computer Information Systems

3.5%

Project Management

3.0%

Information Technology

2.8%

Management Information Systems

2.7%

Information Systems

2.5%

Computer Engineering

2.5%

Economics

2.4%

Political Science

2.2%

Education

2.1%

Psychology

2.1%

Mechanical Engineering

1.9%

Communication

1.9%

Human Resources Management

1.8%
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Degrees

Masters

41.8%

Bachelors

35.1%

Other

11.3%

Doctorate

5.6%

Certificate

3.4%

Associate

1.9%

Diploma

0.8%

License

0.1%
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Average Yearly Salary
$119,000
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$95,000
Min 10%
$119,000
Median 50%
$119,000
Median 50%
$119,000
Median 50%
$119,000
Median 50%
$119,000
Median 50%
$119,000
Median 50%
$119,000
Median 50%
$149,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Synopsys
Highest Paying City
Seattle, WA
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 $119,493 per year or $57 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $95,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $149,000.

Real Principal Consultant Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Principal Consultant Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc. Herndon, VA Sep 12, 2015 $210,059
Senior Principal Consultant-Specialist-US Infosys BPO Limited Lisle, IL Jun 26, 2016 $195,600
Senior Principal-Business Consulting Infosys Limited El Segundo, CA Apr 16, 2016 $193,611
Principal Consultant Medergy Healthgroup, Inc. Yardley, PA Apr 15, 2016 $190,000 -
$195,700
Principal Consultant (International) Applied Predictive Technologies San Francisco, CA Mar 06, 2016 $185,000
Principal Consultant Cm2 Limited, LLC D/B/A Broad Branch Advisors Washington, DC Aug 05, 2015 $180,000
Senior Principal Consultant MSG Global Solutions, Inc. Princeton, NJ Feb 11, 2016 $175,000 -
$250,000
Associate Principal Business Consulting Bayer Business & Technology Services, LLC Pittsburgh, PA Jan 14, 2015 $170,000
Principal Consultant Percona Staffing LLC Durham, NC Feb 22, 2016 $170,000
Senior Principal Consultant Program Planning Professionals, Inc. San Francisco, CA Aug 25, 2016 $168,850
Principal Consultant The Arnold Group Seattle, WA Nov 17, 2016 $168,000 -
$180,000
Principal Consultant, Presales Ca, Inc. San Diego, CA Jun 15, 2016 $167,000
SR. Principal Consultant APPS Associates LLC Acton, MA Feb 06, 2015 $167,000
Principal Consultant APPS Associates, LLC Billerica, MA Oct 16, 2015 $165,000
Senior Principal Consultant Oracle America, Inc. Stamford, CT Jul 06, 2015 $129,896 -
$139,133
Principal Consultant-US Infosys Limited Richardson, TX May 18, 2015 $129,821
Principal Consultant-US Infosys Limited Richardson, TX Jan 15, 2015 $129,821
Principal Consultant Netsuite Inc. Boston, MA Sep 25, 2016 $129,700
Principal Consultant-US Infosys Limited Hatboro, PA Jan 25, 2015 $129,660
Principal BPM Consultant Princeton Blue, Inc. Vienna, VA Jan 23, 2015 $129,497
Principal Consultant-US Infosys Limited Chicago, IL Nov 14, 2016 $129,461
Principal Consultant-US Infosys Limited Downingtown, PA Jul 18, 2015 $129,428
Senior Principal Consultant It Convergence Ashburn, VA Jun 13, 2016 $117,500
Senior Principal Consultant It Convergence Irving, TX Jun 13, 2016 $117,500
Principal Consultant-US Infosys Limited Cranston, RI Feb 16, 2015 $117,319
Principal Consultant-US Infosys Limited Greenwood Village, CO May 15, 2015 $117,319
Principal Consultant-US Infosys Limited Eden Prairie, MN Apr 07, 2015 $117,319
Principal Consultant-US Infosys Limited Fort Worth, TX Mar 06, 2015 $117,319
Principal Consultant-US Infosys Limited Fort Worth, TX Feb 28, 2015 $117,319
Principal Consultant-US Infosys Limited Wilmington, DE May 07, 2015 $117,319

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Top Skills for A Principal Consultant

  1. Project Management
  2. Strategic Plan
  3. Business Development
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Integrated organizational change, communications and training into the program and project management resulting in reducing the global implementation time.
  • Established and implemented training in Quality Control/Quality Assurance, leadership, management, organizational strategic planning and personal growth concepts.
  • Help create and integrate Business Development and Corporate Social Responsibility Programs into organization's mission, vision, culture and operations.
  • Performed business process analysis, conducted stakeholder analysis, end-user interviews and focus groups to map out desired portal functionality.
  • Experienced in formulating enterprise service governance strategies, architecture road maps, milestone architectures and service design and development guidelines.

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