Cultural Advisers


Cultural Advisers


Cultural advisers, also known as bilingual consultants, work with businesses and organizations to help them communicate effectively with others who are from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Cultural advisers usually have a specialty such as business management, banking, education, or computer technology. They help bridge both language and cultural barriers in our increasingly global business world.

Quick Facts


Median Salary



Employment Prospects



Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree



A year or two of study abroad plus several years' work experience



Business Management


Personality Traits



Cultural advisers are usually well compensated for the time they spend on projects. Many tend to work on a project basis and are therefore not guaranteed full-time employment. Rates can range from approximately $65 to as high as $265 per hour. The median rate is close to $100 per hour. 

Cultural advisers who work full time earned average salaries of $62,000 in April 2016 (the latest year...

Work Environment

The work environment of cultural advisers largely depends on their specialties. A smaller company may offer a more informal setting than a multinational corporation. A cultural adviser who is employed by a large, international bank or a government organization may travel much more than an adviser who works for an educational institution or association.

Cultural advisers generally work in...


Employment of training and development managers, which includes specialists such as cultural advisers, is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations through 2028, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Demand for cultural advisers will grow as trade barriers between some countries are loosened and U.S. companies conduct more business on a global scale. Latin America and As...