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Implementation Consultant Salary

Implementation Consultants in the United States can expect wages of $65K per year on average. Overall cash earnings for Implementation Consultants vary widely between $45K and $103K; for a few high rollers, the final number can encompass upwards of $15K each from bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. While career duration and the particular employer impact pay for this group, location is the most influential factor. Male Implementation Consultants are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 58 percent of the field. Most Implementation Consultants report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
$44,430 - $93,783
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MEDIAN: $64,640
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$15.59 - $125.57
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MEDIAN: $38.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,430 - $93,783  
   
Bonus
$246.58 - $14,567  
Profit Sharing
$1,007 - $14,544  
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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$44,882 - $102,999  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 696
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$70$140$210
Hourly Rate
$15.59 - $125.57  
   
Overtime
$23.84 - $197.27  
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
$246.58 - $14,567  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,007 - $14,544  
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).
)
$44,882 - $102,999  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | 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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More often than not, Implementation Consultants take top-notch roles like Information Technology Project Manager. Pay for that position is $86K annually on average.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Implementation Consultant


Heading up the field in terms of compensation, ADP National Accounts offers the most; Implementation Consultants earn $90K on average there.

Employees at Fast Enterprises, LLC take home the smallest paychecks, and $69K is the median salary. Furthermore, range in pay is narrow, with salaries starting at $59K and quickly nearing the top at only $101K.

Popular Skills for Implementation Consultant


Survey results imply that Implementation Consultants put a diverse skill set to use. Lucky workers who know Requirements Analysis can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 46 percent above average. IT Consulting and Business Analysis are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 6 percent and 46 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Software Configuration, Consulting Management, and Training. The majority of those who know Project Management also know Business Analysis, Implementation Analyst, 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, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $62K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $75K. Implementation Consultants claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $85K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $90K.

Pay Difference by Location


New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Implementation Consultants, 38 percent above the national average. Implementation Consultants will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+31 percent), Dallas (+13 percent), Boston (+12 percent), and Atlanta (+11 percent). Madison is the lowest-paying area, 11 percent south of the national average. Employers pay around 9 percent less in Charlotte and 4 percent less in Indianapolis, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Implementation Consultant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%



National Average
$68,000


Skills That Affect Implementation Consultant Salaries

Requirements Analysis
up arrow 46%



Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 4%

Implementation Analyst
up arrow 2%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$68,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%


Consulting Management
up arrow 11%

Software Configuration
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 172 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 8%