Implementation Consultant Salary

Earnings for Implementation Consultants in the United States come in at around $65K annually on average. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $13K and $14K, respectively — total cash payment to Implementation Consultants can bottom out near $45K or peak near $102K depending on individual performance. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geographic location, followed by tenure and the particular employer. Men working as Implementation Consultants who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 59 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$44,534 - $94,853
(Median)
$45K
$65K
$95K
MEDIAN: $64,949
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90%

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$14.50 - $122.64
(Median)
$14
$39
$120
MEDIAN: $38.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,534 - $94,853  
   
Bonus
$482.45 - $12,743  
Profit Sharing
$1,011 - $14,442  
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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$45,207 - $102,293  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 799
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$70$140$210
Hourly Rate
$14.50 - $122.64  
   
Overtime
$23.92 - $196.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$140K$280K$420K
Bonus
$482.45 - $12,743  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,011 - $14,442  
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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$45,207 - $102,293  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 29
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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


Although salaries only range from $57K to just $100K, ADP National Accounts still offers the highest pay with a median paycheck of $88K.

Fast Enterprises, LLC doles out the lowest salaries in town — median pay is $69K — not to mention workers can only make as much as $101K and scope of pay is rather limited.

Popular Skills for Implementation Consultant


Implementation Consultants seem to wield many skills on the job. 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, 16 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Software Configuration, Consulting Management, 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.


For Implementation Consultants, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $62K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $74K. For Implementation Consultants, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $84K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $89K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Implementation Consultants, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 38 percent above the national average. Implementation Consultants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+31 percent), Dallas (+18 percent), Boston (+14 percent), and Atlanta (+7 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in an Implementation Consultant's salary, with Austin Implementation Consultants earning salaries that are 21 percent less than the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Madison (9 percent less) and Charlotte (8 percent less).

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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 16%



Implementation Analyst
up arrow 4%

Microsoft SQL Server
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National Average
$68,000

Project Management
up arrow 1%

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 156 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
18%
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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