Looking for where to begin with pharmaceutical consulting? This article will provide brief definitions and rankings of best pharmaceutical consulting firms in the industry.

1. Pharmaceutical Consulting Overview

What is pharmaceutical consulting?

Pharmaceutical consultants help companies in the pharmaceutical industry solve their problems. These problems can come from the business and operational functions or the technical (pharmaceutical) functions.

A pharmaceutical consulting firm, itself being an industry classification, may cover multiple functions (nonclinical testing, clinical trial design, manufacturing, regulatory agency interactions, submission preparation and so on), and come from various “tiers” (MBB, Big 4, boutique, etc.).

Pharmaceutical consultants can choose to work at these firms among other consultants, ranging from small, boutique firms that specialize in healthcare to a global conglomerate with specific branches handling the healthcare industry.

Compensation

The average Pharmaceutical Consultant salary in the United States is $67,898, but the range typically falls between $44,740 and $75,964. Your salary depends on qualifications, experience and the time spent in your profession. Additionally, consulting firms can offer fringe benefits such as sick leave, vacation, travel reimbursements, etc.

2. Top Pharmaceutical Consulting Firms 

Top Pharmaceutical Consulting Firms
(2021 – US – consulting.us)

Rank Name
1 Baker Tilly
2 Deloitte
3 Grant Thornton
4 L.E.E. Consulting
5 NMS Consulting
6 PA Consulting Group
7 EY
8 Accenture
9 Alvarez & Marsal
10 Boston Consulting Group
11 McKinsey & Company
12 Cordence Worldwide
13 Bain & Company
14 KPMG
15 Mercer
16 PwC
17 Nextcontinent
18 North Highland
19 Oliver Wyman
20 Roland Berger
21 Strategy&

Top Pharmaceutical Consulting Firms
(2021 – EU – consultancy.eu)

Rank

Name

1

Cordence Worldwide

2

Alvarez & Marsal

3

Valcon

4

Deloitte

5

McKinsey & Company

6

Bain & Company

7

KPMG

8

Mercer

9

BearingPoint

10

Curzon Consulting

11

Nextcontinent

12

NMS Consulting

13

North Highland

Top Pharmaceutical Consulting Firms
(2021 – Asia – consultancy.asia)

Name

Rank

1

McKinsey & Company

2

Deloitte

3

Alvarez & Marsal

4

Boston Consulting Group

5

Cordence Worldwide

6

Bain & Company

7

KPMG

8

Mercer

9

Nextcontinent

10

NMS Consulting

11

Strategy&