Updated August 18, 2021
Average Project Consultant Salary
$77,000 yearly
$37.33 hourly

Entry level Salary
$55,000 yearly
$55,000
10 %
$77,000
Median
$108,000
90 %
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PercentileascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
90th Percentile
$108,000
$9,000
$52
75th Percentile
$92,000
$7,667
$44
Average
$77,639
$6,470
$37
25th Percentile
$65,000
$5,417
$31
10th Percentile
$55,000
$4,583
$26

Average Project Consultant Salary By State

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Project Consultant average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdescJob Countascdesc
Alabama
$77,350
$37.19
Alaska
$79,212
$38.08
Arizona
$75,276
$36.19
Arkansas
$57,216
$27.51
California
$82,537
$39.68
Colorado
$89,821
$43.18
Connecticut
$88,410
$42.50
Delaware
$67,549
$32.48
District of Columbia
$93,952
$45.17
Florida
$54,016
$25.97
Georgia
$62,512
$30.05
Hawaii
$76,303
$36.68
Idaho
$66,113
$31.79
Illinois
$69,999
$33.65
Indiana
$70,591
$33.94
Iowa
$69,061
$33.20
Kansas
$72,884
$35.04
Kentucky
$59,941
$28.82
Louisiana
$68,568
$32.97
Maine
$60,304
$28.99
Maryland
$91,166
$43.83
Massachusetts
$87,595
$42.11
Michigan
$68,453
$32.91
Minnesota
$67,817
$32.60
Mississippi
$68,450
$32.91
Missouri
$66,339
$31.89
Montana
$65,942
$31.70
Nebraska
$58,730
$28.24
Nevada
$79,159
$38.06
New Hampshire
$77,879
$37.44
New Jersey
$94,432
$45.40
New Mexico
$75,394
$36.25
New York
$86,803
$41.73
North Carolina
$81,590
$39.23
North Dakota
$74,857
$35.99
Ohio
$70,266
$33.78
Oklahoma
$65,625
$31.55
Oregon
$82,034
$39.44
Pennsylvania
$77,404
$37.21
Rhode Island
$75,353
$36.23
South Carolina
$67,918
$32.65
South Dakota
$60,655
$29.16
Tennessee
$65,133
$31.31
Texas
$79,442
$38.19
Utah
$65,855
$31.66
Vermont
$71,487
$34.37
Virginia
$75,561
$36.33
Washington
$101,503
$48.80
West Virginia
$66,766
$32.10
Wisconsin
$61,099
$29.37
Wyoming
$75,098
$36.10

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Highest Paying Cities For Project Consultant

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Cherry Hill, NJ
$93,831
$45.11
Colorado Springs, CO
$90,834
$43.67
San Francisco, CA
$88,865
$42.72
Boston, MA
$87,800
$42.21
New York, NY
$87,088
$41.87
Charlotte, NC
$80,295
$38.60

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How much does a Project Consultant make?

The average project consultant salary is $77,639 per year, or $37.33 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $55,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $108,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Washington, New Jersey, Maryland, Colorado, and Connecticut provide the highest project consultant salaries.

Average Project Consultant Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $77,600
    $37.33
    +1.4%
    2020
    $76,600
    $36.81
    +1.4%
    2019
    $75,500
    $36.31
    +0.0%
    2018
    $75,500
    $36.30
    +0.5%
    2017
    $75,100
    $36.11
    +1.2%

    How Much Do Project Consultants Make In Different Industries?

    The salary for a project consultant can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for project consultants tend to be found in professional, finance, and technology companies. In fact, project consultants can make a yearly salary of $79,254 while working for professional companies.
    RankIndustryAverage Project Consultant SalaryProject Consultant Salary Range
    1Professional
    $79,254
    $54k
    $93k
    2Finance
    $72,861
    $54k
    $93k
    3Technology
    $70,823
    $54k
    $93k
    4Retail
    $70,200
    $54k
    $93k
    5Energy
    $68,369
    $54k
    $93k
    6Health Care
    $64,067
    $54k
    $93k
    7Manufacturing
    $64,028
    $54k
    $93k
    8Hospitality
    $59,740
    $54k
    $93k

    High Paying Project Consultant Jobs

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Project Officer

    Avg. salary: $72,187

    A project officer provides vital support to a project by monitoring deadlines for each project task and closely monitors the project schedule. They work with the project manager and other team members to reach the project target. They can work in almost every field of industry, such as construction, communications, education, and even sales. They can also do administrative tasks, including arranging team meetings, file project documents to the database, and technological skills, and they report directly to the Project Manager to assess project progress and to discuss future steps.
    125,000 Project Officer Jobs
    Implementation Consultant

    Avg. salary: $84,060

    An implementation consultant is a professional who travels to various job sites to help clients with the installation of different software and hardware solutions. Implementation consultants must be knowledgeable of the software application so that they can conduct training sessions for internal and external customers. They develop system teaching aids such as training handbooks, demonstration models, and multimedia visual aids. Implementation consultants must also obtain technical certification, particularly on the specific software and hardware they install.
    57,165 Implementation Consultant Jobs
    Business Consultant

    Avg. salary: $85,390

    A business consultant is a professional who works directly with business owners on developing a business plan and identifying their marketing needs. Business consultants offer business owners a wide range of services, such as supplementing existing staff, provide expertise in a specific market, and influencing other people. To increase revenue in business, business consultants should have experience success with the previous business owners. Business consultants must also have a bachelor's degree in business management and received years of field training.
    110,087 Business Consultant Jobs
    Project Coordinator

    Avg. salary: $51,970

    Project coordinators act as the liaising body between different departments involved in a specific project. They are members of the group assigned to work together for special projects or undertakings that will benefit the organization. Project coordinators join meetings of the special committee, from planning to evaluation. They take notes and jot down action plans. They ensure that the committee members assigned to do specific tasks are doing so. They also guarantee project success by ensuring that the people involved in the project are working well together.
    64,220 Project Coordinator Jobs
    Management Consultant

    Avg. salary: $95,108

    A management consultant's responsibility focuses on conducting an in-depth analysis of a company or business, including its target market. Through their findings, they can devise strategies that will help the business grow and attain a significant profit. There are also instances when a management consultant must solve particular issues that will require them to investigate the problem, assess damages, identify risks, and recommend the best solutions to take. Furthermore, a management consultant must adhere to the company's vision, mission, and policies at all times.
    130,876 Management Consultant Jobs
    Operations Consultant

    Avg. salary: $82,011

    The duties of an operations consultant may vary in one's place or industry of employment. Typically, their responsibilities revolve around working with clients to determine a business's strengths and weaknesses, identifying areas needing focus and development, and utilizing expertise in devising cost-effective strategies for improvement. Moreover, an operations consultant must produce evaluation and progress reports, facilitate budget coordination and training activities, and introduce new technologies. It is also essential to implement the company's policies and regulations, all while adhering to their vision and mission.
    101,277 Operations Consultant Jobs
    Job TitleascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly RateascdescJob Openingsascdesc
    Project Officer
    $72,188
    $6,016
    $34.71
    125,000
    Implementation Consultant
    $84,061
    $7,005
    $40.41
    57,165
    Business Consultant
    $85,391
    $7,116
    $41.05
    110,087
    Project Coordinator
    $51,971
    $4,331
    $24.99
    64,220
    Management Consultant
    $95,108
    $7,926
    $45.73
    130,876
    Operations Consultant
    $82,011
    $6,834
    $39.43
    101,277
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    Project Consultant Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for a project 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.
    Experience LevelascdescAvg. SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
    Entry Level
    $41,200
    $19.82
    Mid Level
    $65,200
    $31.33
    Senior Level
    $109,000
    $52.41

    Which Companies Pay Project Consultants The Most?

    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 Huron Consulting Group and Hess as they offer the highest salaries for project consultants.
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    Recently Added Project Consultant Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    State of Florida
    Construction Projects Consultant II-42003733 (FOR Internal Agency Employees Only)
    Construction Projects Consultant II-42003733 (FOR Internal Agency Employees Only)
    Tallahassee, FL
    08/25/2021
    $40,948
    08/25/2021
    Florida Department of Transportation
    Construction Projects Consultant II-42003733 (FOR Internal Agency Employees Only)
    Construction Projects Consultant II-42003733 (FOR Internal Agency Employees Only)
    Tallahassee, FL
    08/25/2021
    $40,948
    08/25/2021
    Esler Companies
    Project Consultant
    Project Consultant
    King of Prussia, PA
    08/25/2021
    $150,000
    08/25/2021
    Esler Companies
    Project Consultant
    Project Consultant
    Newark, DE
    08/25/2021
    $150,000
    08/25/2021
    Esler Companies
    Project Consultant
    Project Consultant
    Cherry Hill, NJ
    08/25/2021
    $150,000
    08/25/2021
    Esler Companies
    Project Consultant/In Home Sales
    Project Consultant/In Home Sales
    Austin, TX
    08/06/2021
    $150,000
    08/06/2021
    Aon Corporation
    Health Solutions U.S. Broking-Project Consultant
    Health Solutions U.S. Broking-Project Consultant
    Kane, IL
    08/06/2021
    $69,200
    08/06/2021
    Creative Financial Staffing
    Senior FP&A/Project MGT Consultant-GOV CON!
    Senior FP&A/Project MGT Consultant-GOV CON!
    Fairfax, VA
    08/05/2021
    $125,220
    08/05/2021
    Sears Home Services
    Sales Project Consultant
    Sales Project Consultant
    Denver, CO
    08/05/2021
    $30,825
    08/05/2021
    Florida Department of Transportation
    Systems Project Consultant
    Systems Project Consultant
    Tallahassee, FL
    08/01/2021
    $43,507
    08/01/2021

    Average Project Consultant Salary by Demographic

    Project Consultant Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $84,287
    female-income
    Female Income
    $79,866
    Genderascdesc
    Incomeascdesc
    Male$84,287
    Female$79,866
    Median Project Consultant Income by Race
    Asian project consultants have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american project consultants have the lowest average salary at $78,088.
    $90,000
    $72,000
    $54,000
    $36,000
    $18,000
    $0
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$83,461
    Black or African American$78,088
    Asian$86,262
    Hispanic or Latino$79,791
    Average Project Consultant Salary by Education Level
    Project consultants with a Doctorate degree earn more than those without, at $97,660 annually. With a Masters degree, project consultants earn a median annual income of $95,084 compared to $84,287 for project consultants with an Bachelors degree.
    $100,000
    $80,000
    $60,000
    $40,000
    $20,000
    $0
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Doctorate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Master's Degree$95,084
    Bachelor's Degree$84,287
    Doctorate Degree$97,660