Implementation Consultant Salary

The average Implementation Consultant in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $66K annually. In the world of Implementation Consultants, total cash compensation can vary between $48K and $98K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $12K and $10K, respectively. The specific employer is the main element affecting pay for this group — geography and experience level are driving factors as well. Work is enjoyable for Implementation Consultants, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Implementation Consultants making up 57 percent of survey respondents. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$47,396 - $91,092
$47K
$66K
$91K
MEDIAN: $65,685
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90%

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$19.08 - $65.94
$19
$31
$66
MEDIAN: $30.52
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$47,396 - $91,092  
   
Bonus
$1,039 - $12,102  
Profit Sharing
$100.00 - $10,174  
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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$48,162 - $97,787  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 713
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$19.08 - $65.94  
   
Overtime
$28.80 - $56.00  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,039 - $12,102  
   
Profit Sharing
$100.00 - $10,174  
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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$48,162 - $97,787  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 42

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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

  • Conduct systems training sessions in various settings for internal and external customers.
  • Achieve targets in terms of trainer evaluation scores and trainer productivity.
  • Maintain working knowledge of the software application including all revisions.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Implementation Consultant


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Advancing into an Information Technology Project Manager role seems to be a popular career move for Implementation Consultants, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $86K per year. An Implementation Consultant often moves on to become an Implementation Manager or an Implementation Specialist.

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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 Oracle Corp. are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Implementation Consultants. Fast Enterprises, LLC offers the best pay with a median salary of $82K, though salaries there don't seem that varied, bottoming out near $69K and maxing out at just $91K. Tyler Technologies, Inc., ADP National Accounts, and Allscripts Healthcare Solutions also offer top salaries for Implementation Consultants. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $77K, $76K, and $69K, respectively.

Oracle, Realpage, Inc., and Ad Astra Information Systems are a few other employers known for handing out relatively lightweight salaries ($52K, $53K, and $59K respectively).

Popular Skills for Implementation Consultant


Survey results imply that Implementation Consultants deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Lucky workers who know Salesforce can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 22 percent above average. Software Configuration and SQL are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 8 percent and 22 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Client Interaction and Consulting Management. Those proficient in Implementation Analyst are, more often than not, also skilled in IT Consulting and Business Analysis. Those familiar with Project Management tend to be well versed in Training and Business Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Implementation Consultant

Pay by Experience for an Implementation Consultant has a positive trend. An entry-level Implementation Consultant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 500 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Implementation Consultant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 230 salaries. An experienced Implementation Consultant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 123 salaries. An Implementation Consultant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $86,000 based on 27 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $68,064

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With a pay rate for Implementation Consultants that is 23 percent greater than the national average, Phoenix offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Implementation Consultants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+19 percent), Denver (+14 percent), Washington (+11 percent), and Boston (+11 percent). Implementation Consultants in Indianapolis take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 25 percent less than the national average. Employers pay around 19 percent less in Austin and 18 percent less in Cincinnati, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Implementation Consultant Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Implementation Consultant

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 96 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Implementation Consultant Salaries

▲27%

▲20%

▲9%

National Average
$68,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Implementation Consultant Salaries

Salesforce
▲22%

SQL
▲8%

Software Configuration
▲8%





Microsoft SQL Server
▲3%

Implementation Analyst
▼0%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼0%

National Average
$68,000


▼2%


Consulting Management
▼11%

Client Interaction
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 96 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 76%
no benefits
None: 7%