What does a Project Consultant do?

Project consultants are versatile, multi-faceted consultants who often provide guidance, support, and assistance related to a broad range of project-related business needs. While they may have a specialized area of expertise, they frequently offer a breadth of general business knowledge across a particular industry or focused on certain project tasks. They are often enlisted to provide technical support or professional expertise in critical areas of high-priority projects. They create and administer systems and processes to make repeated tasks more efficient, and implement other operational changes to save time and money.

Project consultants often have a bachelor’s degree in their field of expertise, although extensive relevant professional experience may also be acceptable. They must have excellent analytical skills and problem-solving capabilities, and the ability to manage multiple complex processes simultaneously.

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Avg. Experience2-4 years

Project Consultant Salaries

Average Base Pay

$80,000 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$57K
Median: $80K
$133K
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Project Consultant Career Path

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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
25%
2 - 4
37%
5 - 7
17%
8+
21%
Not including years spent in education and/or training
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Project Consultant Insights

Read what Project Consultant professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Volpe EnterprisesVolpe Enterprises
Project Consultant
16 Oct 2020

“Volpe Enterprises training is the best training course I have ever been a part of.”

OracleOracle
Senior Project Consultant
14 Apr 2021

“3 years I was told I'd get a promotion and a raise but it never happened.”

Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.
Associate Project Consultant
20 Jan 2022

“You get paid by the hour so if you have to do extra hours here and there you get paid.”

AccelirateAccelirate
Lead RPA Consultant
3 Nov 2021

“Good work and life balance”

PharmEngPharmEng
Project Consultant
27 Jan 2022

“Fast growing and great personal development opportunities”

TechTrendTechTrend
Project Consultant
4 Aug 2021

“Contracts end and the next job is uncertain.”

HP Inc.HP Inc.
RPA Consultant
24 Nov 2020

“It provides good place to work with leasure to learn and improve skill set.”

Kent County CouncilKent County Council
Project Support Officer
7 Dec 2021

“Good pensions and holidays.”

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Project Consultant Interviews

Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a Project Consultant

The most similar professions to Project Consultant are:
  • Business Consultant
  • Implementation Consultant
  • Consultant
  • Management Consultant

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