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Implementation Consultant Salary

Median pay for Implementation Consultants in the United States is around $65K annually. Final cash compensation to Implementation Consultants varies from around $45K to approximately $102K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $13K and $15K, respectively. Geography is the main element affecting pay for this group — tenure and the particular employer are driving factors as well. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Implementation Consultants making up 58 percent of survey respondents. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$44,582 - $95,307
(Median)
$45K
$65K
$95K
MEDIAN: $64,832
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50%
90%

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$14.30 - $123.12
(Median)
$14
$39
$120
MEDIAN: $38.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,582 - $95,307  
   
Bonus
$253.42 - $12,664  
Profit Sharing
$1,007 - $14,564  
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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$45,165 - $102,293  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 771
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$70$140$210
Hourly Rate
$14.30 - $123.12  
   
Overtime
$23.92 - $196.90  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$140K$280K$420K
Bonus
$253.42 - $12,664  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,007 - $14,564  
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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$45,165 - $102,293  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 27

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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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Implementation Consultants who move on to become Information Technology Project Managers may enjoy significant pay raises, as Information Technology Project Managers get paid an average of $86K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Implementation Consultant


ADP National Accounts offers the largest salaries in town ($90K on average), but the considerable range in workers' salaries creates a rather varied pay scale that stretches from $57K to $100K.

Offering only $68K on average, Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP) seems to pay the least. Moreover, the pay scale seems pretty narrow there; employees make $54K on the lower end and $101K on the higher end.

Popular Skills for Implementation Consultant


Implementation Consultants seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, facility with Requirements Analysis, SQL, and IT Consulting are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 46 percent, 11 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Software Configuration, Consulting Management, and Training. Most people who know Project Management also know 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 does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. 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. Implementation Consultants who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $86K. Implementation Consultants who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $90K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For Implementation Consultants, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 37 percent above the national average. Implementation Consultants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+33 percent), Dallas (+18 percent), Boston (+14 percent), and Atlanta (+7 percent). Implementation Consultants in Austin make 21 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. On the whole, employers pay 9 percent below the median salary for those in this field in Madison and Charlotte.

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Experience Affects Implementation Consultant Salaries




National Average
$68,000


Skills That Affect Implementation Consultant Salaries

Requirements Analysis
up arrow 46%

SQL
up arrow 11%




Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 2%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$68,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%


Consulting Management
up arrow 11%

Software Configuration
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 160 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 9%
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