Implementation Consultant Salary

The average Implementation Consultant in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $66K per year. Total cash compensation to Implementation Consultants bottoms out near $46K and approaches $103K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $15K from bonuses and almost $10K from profit sharing. While years of experience and the specific company impact pay for this group, location is the most influential factor. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Implementation Consultants making up 59 percent of survey respondents. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$45,167 - $94,301
(Median)
$45K
$66K
$94K
MEDIAN: $65,538
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$14.94 - $116.35
(Median)
$15
$39
$120
MEDIAN: $38.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,167 - $94,301  
   
Bonus
$505 - $14,570  
Profit Sharing
$1,002 - $9,933  
Commission
$7,500  
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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$46,024 - $103,331  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 965
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$14.94 - $116.35  
   
Overtime
$25.50 - $61.04  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$505 - $14,570  
   
Commission
$7,500  
Profit Sharing
$1,002 - $9,933  
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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$46,024 - $103,331  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 43
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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.

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Implementation Consultants sometimes assume positions such as Information Technology Project Managers. That role pays $86K per year on average.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Implementation Consultant


Many Implementation Consultants can be found at Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP), Fast Enterprises, LLC, ADP National Accounts, Tyler Technologies, Inc., and Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, firms that are at the top of the field. Employees of ADP National Accounts can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $88K; however, pay is widely dispersed from bottom to top, ranging from $53K to $115K.

Popular Skills for Implementation Consultant


Survey results imply that Implementation Consultants deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Requirements Analysis, SQL, and Software Configuration are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 44 percent, 16 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Consulting Management, System Integration, and Training. For most people, competency in Project Management indicates knowledge of Implementation Analyst, Business Analysis, and IT Consulting.

Pay by Experience Level for Implementation Consultant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Implementation Consultants — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. The average beginner in this position makes around $62K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $75K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $85K in this role. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $89K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $68,654

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 35 percent, Implementation Consultants in New York receive some of the highest pay in the country. Implementation Consultants will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+30 percent), Boston (+9 percent), Atlanta (+6 percent), and Houston (+6 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in an Implementation Consultant's salary, with Austin Implementation Consultants earning salaries that are 23 percent less than the national average. On the whole, employers pay 9 percent below the median salary for those in this field in Charlotte and Madison.

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Experience Affects Implementation Consultant Salaries




National Average
$69,000


Skills That Affect Implementation Consultant Salaries

Requirements Analysis
up arrow 44%

SQL
up arrow 16%

Software Configuration
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Microsoft SQL Server
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Implementation Analyst
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National Average
$69,000

Project Management
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System Integration
up arrow 9%

Consulting Management
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 162 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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