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)

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