Implementation Consultant Salary

The average Implementation Consultant in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $66K per year. In the world of Implementation Consultants, total cash compensation can vary between $46K and $103K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $15K and $10K, respectively. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geography, followed by years of experience and the specific company. Job satisfaction for Implementation Consultants is high. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Men working as Implementation Consultants who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 59 percent. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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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.

Common Career Paths for Implementation Consultant


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Implementation Consultants might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Information Technology Project Manager, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $86K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Implementation Consultant


Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP), Fast Enterprises, LLC, ADP National Accounts, Tyler Technologies, Inc., and Allscripts Healthcare Solutions are top-notch employers for Implementation Consultants in this area. 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


Implementation Consultants report using 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. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Consulting Management, System Integration, and Training. It is often found that people who know Project Management are also skilled in 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.


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 $75K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $85K in this role. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $89K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $68,654

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

Implementation Consultants will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 35 percent. Implementation Consultants will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+30 percent), Boston (+9 percent), Atlanta (+6 percent), and Houston (+6 percent). Implementation Consultants in Austin take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 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.

Implementation Consultant Reviews

What is it like working as an Implementation Consultant?

Implementation Consultant in Dallas:
"Customer Relations."
Pros: I enjoy being able to work closely with the customer to ensure their needs, wants, and expectations are met in regards to maintaining the project plan within the defined SLA, training the end-users on how to utilize the software, as well as sustaining customer/product follow-up to ensure stakeholder satisfaction and product satisfaction.
Cons: The 90% travel time on the road. The lack of communications between certain upper-management team members and the customer.

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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
up arrow 7%



Microsoft SQL Server
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Implementation Analyst
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National Average
$69,000

Project Management
up arrow 2%



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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