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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Management Consulting

Overview: the U.S. Management Consulting Industry

This report provides answers to key questions about the industry:
What is the total market size (industry revenue)?

This report shows the total market size for the Management Consulting industry, comprised of total revenues of both public and private companies over the last five years (2012-2017) and current year estimates.

What is the industry outlook?

The industry Outlook and Forecasts show how the Management Consulting industry is heading over the next five years (2018-2022). Market forecasts account for historical growth, cyclical changes, and general economic outlook.

Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?

The Market Analysis section shows the five-year growth trends for Management Consulting, year-by-year from 2012-2017.

Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?

Forecasts for 2018-2022 for the industry show the future growth and market opportunity for Management Consulting companies.

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What is the average company size in the industry?

The average number of employees and average revenue for a typical Management Consulting company is charted over time for 2012-2017.

How many companies are in the industry?

Track how many companies compete in the Management Consulting industry, and how the number of companies has changed over the past five years.

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Management Consulting: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

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Statistics 2012        2013        2014        2015        2016        2017
Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

market forecast

Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Management Consulting industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product DescriptionNumber of Companies Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

Information Technology (It) Technical Consulting Services

Business Process Management Services, Including Financial, Human Resources, Supply-Chain, Customer Relations, And Vertical Marke

Bookkeeping And Compilation Services

General Accounting Services

Payroll Accounting Services

Custom Application Design And Development Services

Computer Systems Design, Development, And Integration Services

It Infrastructure And Network Management Services

Strategic Management Consulting And Implementation Services

Business Strategy And Planning Consulting And Implementation Services

Corporate Development And Restructuring Consulting And Implementation Services

Other Strategic Management Consulting And Implementation Services

Financial Management Consulting And Implementation Services

Management Accounting And Controllership Consulting And Implementation Services

Other Financial Management Consulting And Implementation Services

Marketing Management Consulting And Implementation Services

Marketing Strategy And Market Development Consulting And Implementation Services

Sales Management And Development Consulting And Implementation Services

Other Marketing Management Consulting And Implementation Services

Human Resources Management Consulting And Implementation Services

Compensation And Benefits Consulting Services

Other Human Resources Management Consulting Services

Operations And Supply Chain Management Consulting And Implementation Services

Integrated Supply Chain And Logistics Management Consulting And Implementation Services

Operations Management Consulting And Implementation Services, Excluding Logistics Consulting

Actuarial Consulting Services, Excluding Employee Pensions And Other Benefits

Scientific/Technical Consulting Services, Excluding Environmental

All Other Consulting Services

Other Management Services

Resale Of Merchandise

All Other Receipts

All Other Operating Receipts

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

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Management Consulting Industry Price Trends

Rise and fall in market prices are affectedd by supply, demand, and the cost of goods/services sold. Higher demand or COGS will put upward price pressure on prices. Higher competition among Management Consulting companies will put a downward pressure on prices. The chart shows how prices are changing within the industry, month-to-month over the last three years.

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Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Management Consulting company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Management Consulting industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Management Consulting measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 11%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers4%
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 30%
Business Operations Specialists 26%
Management Analysts 13%
Management Analysts 13%
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 10%
Computer Occupations 9%
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 6%
Sales and Related Occupations 7%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 22%
Information and Record Clerks 6%
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 5%
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 5%
Other Office and Administrative Support Workers 5%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Management Consulting Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

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Innovation News

  • Paragone Solutions trademarks "RMF MANAGER" - Downloadable computer software for use as an information and process automation tool used in support of Risk Management Framework requirements - 04/16/2018
  • Repequity trademarks "REQ" - brand and image management consulting services for individuals and companies - 04/06/2018
  • Managed Care Advisory Group trademarks "XCELERX" - Business auditing; Insurance claims auditing services - 03/10/2018
  • Kit Check patents Management Of Pharmacy Kits - 02/08/2018
  • Saving Star raises $9 million in funding. - 07/11/2017
  • Celsius Holdings raises $12 million in funding. - 03/14/2017
  • Laser Projection Technologies patents 3d Laser Projection, Scanning And Object Tracking - 02/09/2017
  • Tinyhr patents Pulsed-survey Service Systems And Methods - 07/07/2016
  • Kit Check raises $12 million in funding. - 01/07/2016

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Kit Check18
    Laser Projection Technologies10
    Alvarez & Marsal Financial Industry Advisory Services
    Celsius Holdings

    Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

    Executive Briefings

    We apply our models to complex data in order to evaluate the likely effects of transactions on prices, costs and competition. Our professionals are experts at analyzing and explaining the antitrust and competition impact of diverse transactions and proceedings relating to M Fti Consulting Technology

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $12,913,989,222 on Management Consulting. It has awarded 48,707 contracts to 4,417 companies, with an average value of $2,923,701 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount