What does a Consultant do?

Consultants are experts in their fields with extensive knowledge and experience in a niche-specific subject who use their experience and expertise to address issues and solve problems found in businesses. Often, they come in from the outside of an organization with a perspective that is new and provide fresh takes that can unstick issues to shift resources and to move a company in a different direction.

Consultants turn their extensive knowledge into a resource to facilitate change or revitalize business processes. They assist with the creation of new businesses and are called upon to assist start-ups before, during, and after they launch. As specialists in the marketing, human resources management, engineering, and finance fields, consultants provide expert advice and analysis accordingly. They are abject at troubleshooting and present strategies that address and prevent problems or improve and enhance company performance. Consultants need a four-year degree in their area of expertise.

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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
10%
2 - 4
36%
5 - 7
26%
8+
28%

Common Skill Sets

SQL Server
Consulting
Excellent Communication
Configuration
Javascript
Powerpoint
Consulting Experience
Operating Systems

Consultant Seniority Levels

L2
Consultant
$42,447/yr
L3
L4
Lead Consultant
$60,522/yr
Business Consultant
8% made the transition
Implementation Consultant
9% made the transition
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Consultant Salaries

Average Base Pay

£42,447 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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£24K
Median: £42K
£74K
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