Implementation Consultant Salary (United States)

Implementation Consultants in the United States can expect to earn an average of $67,365 annually. Compensation starts at $44,687 and can reach $102,834 per year. Cash earnings—which sometimes include up to $14,598 from bonuses and more than $14,740 from profit sharing—stretch from around $44,279 to approximately $92,895. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geography, though career duration and the specific company have a (lesser) impact as well. Generous benefits are a perk in this profession; the vast majority claim both medical and dental insurance and most get vision coverage. Women are just slightly outnumbered in the field, with male Implementation Consultants making up 58 percent of workers. For the most part, Implementation Consultants enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$44,279 - $92,895
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Implementation Consultant Salary (?
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$15.42 - $66.98
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$44,279 - $92,895  
   
Bonus
$490.16 - $14,598  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $14,740  
Commission
$3,000 - $17,500  
Total Pay (?
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$44,687 - $102,834  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 645
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$15.42 - $66.98  
   
Overtime
$24.00 - $55.00  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$490.16 - $14,598  
   
Commission
$3,000 - $17,500  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $14,740  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$44,687 - $102,834  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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Job Description for Implementation Consultant

An implementation consultant's duties may vary widely across fields, but they most often travel to various job sites, and help with installation of various software or hardware solutions. Most implementation consultants are employed by large corporations, though some are hired by smaller firms as their client base grows and becomes more distributed.
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Implementation Consultant Tasks
  • Develop teaching aids including training handbooks, demonstration models, multimedia visual aids and reference works.
  • Work with internal and external customers to formulate teaching outlines and determine instructional methods.
  • Maintain working knowledge of the software application including all revisions.
  • Conduct systems training sessions in various settings for internal and external customers.
  • Achieve targets in terms of trainer evaluation scores and trainer productivity.

Common Career Paths for Implementation Consultant

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As Implementation Consultants transition into upper-level roles, they usually see a strong upturn in salary. For instance, it is not uncommon for a IT Project Manager to earn an extra $18,194 per year than his or her lower-level colleagues.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Implementation Consultant

Implementation Consultants flock to ADP National Accounts for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $89,528 lead the pack in compensation.
The consistently lowest paying firm on the list is Fast Enterprises, LLC, where the median salary is just $65,208. Workers at Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP) and ADP National Accounts also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field—average earnings for these employers come to $69,449 and $89,528, respectively.

Popular Skills for Implementation Consultant

Survey results show that Implementation Consultants use a fair number of skills. Most notably, facility with Requirements Analysis, IT Consulting, and Business Analysis are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 47 percent, 6 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Software Configuration, Consulting Management, and Training. Most people familiar with Project Management also know Business Analysis, IT Consulting, and Implementation Analyst.

Pay by Experience Level for Implementation Consultant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Implementation Consultants with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy higher salaries, as pay increases are mainly incremental. At career start, salaries are typically $62K, which grows to $77K after five to 10 years. Pay amounts to $85K after 10 to 20 years. A 20-year tenure heralds decreased salary growth, and Implementation Consultants who have made it this far report earning around $89K per year. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 18 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than 10, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five. Workers in this area tend to have one to nine years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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$67,000
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Surpassing the national average by 37 percent, Implementation Consultants in New York receive some of the highest pay in the country. Implementation Consultants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+23 percent), Dallas (+16 percent), Boston (+11 percent), and Atlanta (+11 percent). Madison ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 11 percent below the national average. Employers in Charlotte and Houston also lean toward paying below-median salaries (-9 percent and -4 percent, respectively).

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Experience Affects Implementation Consultant Salaries

Late-Career
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$67,000

Skills That Affect Implementation Consultant Salaries

Requirements Analysis
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Microsoft SQL Server
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Implementation Analyst
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Project Management
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$67,000
Microsoft Excel
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Consulting Management
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Software Configuration
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
42%
female alumni
 
Male
58%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 8%
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