Updated August 22, 2022

Average Strategic Consultant Salary

$104,820yearly

$50.39 hourly

Entry level Salary
$80,000 yearly
$80,000
10 %
$104,820
Median
$136,000
90 %

How much does a Strategic Consultant make?

Strategic consultants make $104,820 per year on average, or $50.39 per hour, in the United States. Strategic consultants on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $80,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $136,000.

Location impacts how much a strategic consultant can expect to make. Strategic consultants make the most in Texas, New Jersey, Connecticut, California, and Washington.

Highest Paying States For Strategic Consultants

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

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Strategic Consultant average salary by State

RankStateAvg. SalaryHourly RateJob Count
1New Jersey$117,697$56.591,289
2Connecticut$115,777$55.66455
3Texas$121,572$58.452,273
4New Hampshire$109,669$52.73232
5Rhode Island$104,086$50.04275
6Massachusetts$111,718$53.711,344
7Illinois$107,438$51.651,733
8District of Columbia$115,582$55.57540
9Oregon$107,257$51.57736
10Washington$114,356$54.98697
11California$115,296$55.434,170
12South Dakota$98,011$47.12170
13New York$108,530$52.181,764
14North Carolina$100,850$48.491,157
15Alabama$98,768$47.48561
16Colorado$111,676$53.69473
17Minnesota$103,804$49.91812
18Michigan$102,457$49.26588
19Pennsylvania$97,877$47.061,543
20Nevada$100,076$48.11248
21Georgia$101,923$49.001,028
22Missouri$101,608$48.85568
23Maine$101,938$49.01102
24Oklahoma$96,018$46.16452
25West Virginia$98,496$47.35107
26Maryland$108,318$52.08481
27Wyoming$95,522$45.9272
28Virginia$98,143$47.181,273
29Arizona$98,057$47.14628
30Vermont$93,322$44.87153
31New Mexico$96,081$46.19188
32Wisconsin$96,315$46.31469
33Indiana$88,581$42.591,149
34Alaska$99,720$47.9466
35Utah$89,248$42.91493
36Delaware$94,938$45.64138
37Tennessee$93,622$45.01414
38Louisiana$96,772$46.52188
39Ohio$90,887$43.701,006
40Florida$92,383$44.411,591
41Mississippi$87,517$42.08267
42South Carolina$94,121$45.25287
43Montana$85,153$40.94160
44Idaho$87,552$42.09201
45Kentucky$88,702$42.65263
46Hawaii$85,665$41.19100
47Nebraska$84,470$40.61210
48Arkansas$81,594$39.23225
49North Dakota$78,434$37.7189
50Iowa$84,016$40.39234
51Kansas$76,878$36.96279

Highest Paying Cities For Strategic Consultants

RankCityAvg. SalaryHourly Rate
1San Francisco, CA$122,687$58.98
2Austin, TX$122,037$58.67
3Washington, DC$115,645$55.60
4Seattle, WA$114,994$55.29
5Quincy, MA$111,925$53.81
6Denver, CO$111,234$53.48
7New York, NY$108,647$52.23
8Chicago, IL$107,663$51.76
9Portland, OR$106,261$51.09
10Carson City, NV$104,011$50.01
11Minneapolis, MN$103,852$49.93
12Van Buren, MI$102,446$49.25
13Portland, ME$102,429$49.24
14Atlanta, GA$101,741$48.91
15Saint Louis, MO$101,711$48.90

Strategic Consultant Salary Details

Average Strategic Consultant Salary Graph
Average Strategic Consultant Salary Graph, Trends, and Summary

What is a Strategic Consultant's Salary?

PercentileAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly Rate
90th Percentile$136,000$11,333$65
75th Percentile$120,000$10,000$58
Average$104,820$8,735$50
25th Percentile$91,000$7,583$44
10th Percentile$80,000$6,667$38

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly RateJob Openings
Business Development Consultant$85,153$7,096$40.94168,111
Program Management Consultant$101,157$8,430$48.63177,578
Management Consultant$99,360$8,280$47.77153,045
Business Consultant$87,214$7,268$41.93128,033
Small Business Consultant$47,982$3,999$23.07116,476
Project Consultant$86,654$7,221$41.66113,013

Here are the five companies hiring the most now:

  1. Dell Jobs (11)
  2. Kaiser Permanente Jobs (8)
  3. Microsoft Jobs (34)
  4. Thomson Reuters Jobs (5)
  5. SAP Jobs (8)

Which Companies Pay Strategic Consultants The Most?

According to our most recent salary estimates, Google and Cornerstone OnDemand are the highest paying companies for strategic consultants.
RankCompanyAverage SalaryHourly RateJob Openings
1Google$130,176$62.5894
2Cornerstone$118,957$57.192
3State Street$117,205$56.356
4Dell$115,958$55.7543
5Cybersource$114,664$55.13
6Epsilon$113,616$54.6217
7Microsoft$113,412$54.524
8Henry Ford Health System$112,257$53.974
9SAP$111,899$53.8035
10Cargill$110,238$53.007
11Booz Allen Hamilton$110,206$52.9848
12Yale New Haven Health$108,465$52.15
13CVS Health$106,439$51.17295
14IBM$104,327$50.1630
15LightEdge Solutions$103,835$49.92
16Randstad North America, Inc.$103,791$49.9070
17Zebra Technologies$102,850$49.456
18VitalChek$102,655$49.356
19Gulfstream Aerospace$102,448$49.252
20Arcadis$102,439$49.2511

How Much Do Strategic Consultants Make In Different Industries?

Strategic consultant salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that the media, technology, and manufacturing industries tend to offer much higher salaries for strategic consultants. For example, strategic consultants make a whopping average salary of $112,963 while working in the media industry. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $105,574 in the technology industry and $101,426 in the manufacturing industry.

Strategic consultants may want to avoid working in the insurance industry as it offers the lowest average salary of $87,535.

Highest Paying Industries For Strategic Consultants

RankIndustryAverage SalaryHourly Rate
1Media$112,963$54.31
2Technology$105,574$50.76
3Manufacturing$101,426$48.76
4Finance$101,085$48.60
5Telecommunication$99,660$47.91
6Professional$94,054$45.22
7Health Care$87,627$42.13
8Insurance$87,535$42.08

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Strategic Consultant Salary Trends

The salary for a strategic consultant can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. An accountant with 0-2 years of experience earns an average salary of $60,452, a mid-career professional with 3-6 years of experience makes $104,820 a year on average, and a senior level accountant with 7-12 years of experience enjoys an average annual salary of $138,673. 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.

Average Strategic Consultant Salary Over Time

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

    Strategic Consultant Salary By Year

    YearAvg. SalaryHourly Rate% Change
    2022$105,000$50.39+2.7%
    2021$102,000$49.01+1.9%
    2020$100,000$48.07+1.4%
    2019$98,600$47.40+1.4%
    2018$97,300$46.76+0.0%

    Recently Added Strategic Consultant Salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    Legacy HealthStrategic Planning ConsultantPortland, OR07/22/2022$99,049
    Metropolitan CouncilStrategic ConsultantMinneapolis, MN07/17/2022$80,829
    Massmutual Financial GroupStrategic Consultant, Life Claims-Remote USSpringfield, MA07/16/2022$85,000
    Massmutual Financial GroupStrategic Consultant, Life Claims-Remote USSpringfield, MA07/16/2022$85,000
    MSP Metropolitan CouncilStrategic ConsultantSaint Paul, MN07/13/2022$76,669
    MSP Metropolitan CouncilStrategic ConsultantSaint Paul, MN07/13/2022$76,669
    Metropolitan CouncilStrategic ConsultantMinneapolis, MN07/11/2022$80,829
    Arcadis N.V.Strategic Advisory ConsultantNew York, NY07/07/2022$90,480
    Arcadis N.V.Strategic Advisory ConsultantNew York, NY07/07/2022$90,480
    GHXStrategic Sourcing & Value Analysis ConsultantLouisville, CO05/28/2022$105,500

    Strategic Consultant Salaries FAQs

    What State Pays Strategic Consultants The Most?

    Texas pays Strategic Consultants the most in the United States, with an average salary of $121,572 per year, or $58.45 per hour.

    How Do I Know If I'm Being Paid Fairly As A Strategic Consultant?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as a Strategic Consultant if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in New Jersey you should be paid close to $117,697 per year.

    What Type Of Strategic Consultant Gets Paid The Most?

    Executive Consultant gets paid the most. Executive Consultant made a median salary of $131,331. The best-paid 10 percent make $159,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $107,000.

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