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Implementation Consultant Salary

An average Implementation Consultant in the United States can expect to take home roughly $65K annually. Cash earnings for Implementation Consultants — including $13K in bonuses and $15K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $45K to $103K depending on individual performance. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geographic location, followed by career length and the specific company. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$44,537 - $94,715
(Median)
$45K
$65K
$95K
MEDIAN: $64,647
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50%
90%

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$14.30 - $125.57
(Median)
$14
$40
$130
MEDIAN: $39.00
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
$44,537 - $94,715  
   
Bonus
$98.63 - $13,222  
Profit Sharing
$1,004 - $14,617  
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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$45,200 - $102,699  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 744
National Hourly Rate 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$70$140$210
Hourly Rate
$14.30 - $125.57  
   
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
$98.63 - $13,222  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,004 - $14,617  
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).
)
$45,200 - $102,699  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 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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While not commonly seen, Implementation Consultants who transition into an Information Technology Project Manager position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Information Technology Project Managers is $86K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Implementation Consultant


Although ADP National Accounts boasts the highest average salary in town at $90K, employee compensation still varies greatly — workers can make as little as $57K or as much as $100K.

With a median salary of $69K, Fast Enterprises, LLC provides Implementation Consultants with the lowest pay in their field; moreover, earnings are capped at only $101K, limiting employee salary growth.

Popular Skills for Implementation Consultant


Survey results show that Implementation Consultants use a fair number of 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 46 percent, 7 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay 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. 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. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $86K. 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 $91K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Implementation Consultants, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Implementation Consultants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+34 percent), Dallas (+17 percent), Boston (+13 percent), and Atlanta (+7 percent). Implementation Consultants' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Implementation Consultants in Austin bring in salaries that are 21 percent lower than the national average. Employers in Charlotte and Madison also lean toward paying below-median salaries (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%



Implementation Analyst
up arrow 4%

Microsoft SQL Server
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Project Management
0%

National Average
$68,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%


Consulting Management
up arrow 11%

Software Configuration
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 164 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
42%
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%