Principal Consultant Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Min 10%
Median 50%
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Highest Paying City
Washington, DC
Highest Paying State
Average Experience Level
3.6 years
How much does a principal consultant make?
As a Principal Consultant in the USA, you can expect to earn on average $120,652 per year or $58.01 per hour. While the top 10 percent make over $150,000 per year, the bottom 10 percent make under $96,000. The most abundant employment opportunities for Principal Consultants are in Technology companies and Insurance companies. Hawaii, Maryland, West Virginia, Maine, and Alaska have the highest paying Principal Consultant jobs. The typical tenure for a Principal Consultant is 3.6 years.
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Average Principal Consultant Salary By Location

As a Principal Consultant in the U.S., you can expect to earn on average $120,652 per year or $58.01 per hour. The top city when it comes to Principal Consultant salaries is Washington, DC at $145,028 per year. Even as an entry-level Principal Consultant, you will make $105,000 per year in Washington, DC. The top 5 states with the highest reported Principal Consultant salaries are Hawaii, Maryland, West Virginia, Maine, and Alaska. Kentucky, Florida, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Tennessee have the lowest reported salaries for Principal Consultants.
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Map of Principal Consultant Salaries

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

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Average Principal Consultant Salary By Company

Principal Consultants can expect good job security. Some industries pay higher than others. Technology companies and Insurance companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. Principal Consultants at Morris and Macquarie Holdings report the highest salaries. In addition, companies like Providence Health & Services and Microsoft report highly competitive salaries for Principal Consultants.

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National Average
Ashburn, VA

Principal Consultant Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Principal Consultant can range from $66,795 to $169,287 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary 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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