The Salary of a Field Consultant

Convenience stores commonly use field consultants in their retail operations.
Convenience stores commonly use field consultants in their retail operations. (Image: Jupiterimages/ Images)

Field consultant salaries vary dramatically based on the industry in which they work. In addition, factors such as the employer, its location, job responsibilities and level of experience all affect the salary earned as a field consultant. Employers with multiple locations or branch offices hire field consultants to manage their widespread locations or franchises. Field consultants help local managers reach their goals, monitor operations, perform monthly evaluations and conduct follow-up on any outstanding issues.

Average Annual Salary, a large online job site, compiles salary data based on the salaries employers post to the website when recruiting employees. According to Simply Hired, the average salary for a field consultant nationwide is $70,000 a year. As of June 2011,, another large job search site, states that field consultants nationwide average $83,000 a year. Field consultant salaries are 13 percent higher, on average, than all jobs posted nationwide.

Average Annual Salary in the Insurance Sector

Pay varies by industry and by employer. This is easily seen by the statistics at the Glass Door website, a site that compiles salary data anonymously posted to its site by employees and employers. It states that field consultants in the insurance sector earn between $50,000 and $121,000 a year. For example, CCC IS field consultants earn between $50,000 and $54,000 a year. State Farm field consultants earn between $113,000 and $121,000 a year.

Average Annual Salary in the Retail Sector

The Glass Door states that, on average, field consultants in the retail sector earn between $43,000 and $75,000 a year. For two examples, Subway field consultants' salaries range between $43,000 and $47,000 per year, and SAC Wireless pays $48,000 to $52,000 a year. To elaborate on how the salaries vary so dramatically, look closely at 7-Eleven. Like the Glass Door website, Career Bliss website states that 7-Eleven field consultants' average annual income ranges from $43,000 to $74,000 a year. Average salaries for 7-Eleven field consultants range between $58,000 and $60,000 a year. If you consider only field managers designated as district managers, the salary ranges from $46,000 to $85,000 a year. Field consultants designated as a regional manager, however, earn $68,000 to $86,000 a year. These 7-Eleven salaries illustrate the importance of the employee's experience and the level of his position.

Trainee Salary Ranges

Career Bliss website states salary information for 7-Eleven field consultant trainees. According to its anonymous employee postings, field consultant trainees earn between $46,000 and $60,000 per year

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