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Implementation Consultant Salary (United States)

A typical Implementation Consultant in the United States can expect to take home roughly $64K annually. With some bonuses and profit sharing proceeds approaching $15K each, total incomes of Implementation Consultants generally range from $45K to $103K depending on individual performance. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is residence, though career duration and the particular employer have a (lesser) impact as well. The vast majority people have medical and dental plans, and most have vision insurance. Men make up a slight majority of Implementation Consultants (58 percent). Job satisfaction for Implementation Consultants is high. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
Implementation Consultant Salary (?
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$44,279 - $92,895
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MEDIAN: $64,390
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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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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,279 - $92,895  
   
Bonus
$490.16 - $14,598  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $14,740  
Commission
$3,000 - $17,500  
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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$44,687 - $102,834  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 645
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.42 - $66.98  
   
Overtime
$24.00 - $55.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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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  
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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Implementation Consultants often transition into upper level Information Technology Project Manager positions, where pay tends to be much higher. Typically, Information Technology Project Managers earn $86K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Implementation Consultant

ADP National Accounts leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $90K.
Another company with smaller-than-average paychecks is Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP).

Popular Skills for Implementation Consultant

Survey results suggest that Implementation Consultants use a fairly large toolkit of professional 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. Those familiar with Project Management also tend to 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.
For Implementation Consultants, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $62K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $74K. Implementation Consultants with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $85K. Implementation Consultants with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $89K. Most employees in this workforce have between one and nine years of experience; a majority of those surveyed fall within this distribution. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up slightly less than one-fifth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than 10 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five percent.

Pay Difference By Location

New York
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$67,000
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New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Implementation Consultants, 37 percent above the national average. Other urban areas shelling out big bucks include San Francisco, Dallas, Boston, and Atlanta, where Implementation Consultants typically earn around 23 percent, 16 percent, 11 percent, and 11 percent more than usual. Falling short of the national average by 11 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Madison. Workers in Charlotte and Houston earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (9 percent less and 4 percent less, respectively).

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Experience Affects Implementation Consultant Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$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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National Average
$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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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 170 votes.

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%