Implementation Consultant Salary

Implementation Consultants in the United States can expect to earn an average of $65K annually. Cash earnings for Implementation Consultants — including $13K in bonuses and $14K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $45K to $102K depending on individual performance. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geography, followed by career length and the specific company. Men make up a slight majority of Implementation Consultants (59 percent) who responded to the survey. For the most part, Implementation Consultants enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$44,569 - $95,327

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$14.70 - $122.14

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,569 - $95,327  
   
Bonus
$485.81 - $13,469  
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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$45,201 - $102,495  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 822
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$70$140$210
Hourly Rate
$14.70 - $122.14  
   
Overtime
$24.16 - $195.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$140K$280K$420K
Bonus
$485.81 - $13,469  
   
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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$45,201 - $102,495  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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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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Though some Implementation Consultants move into positions like Information Technology Project Manager (where the average salary is $86K), this progression is not the norm.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Implementation Consultant


Although salaries only range from $57K to just $99K, ADP National Accounts still offers the highest pay with a median paycheck of $86K.

Tyler Technologies, Inc. offers the least pay with a median salary of $64K; furthermore, salaries there max out at only $89K.

Popular Skills for Implementation Consultant


Survey results imply that Implementation Consultants deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, facility with Requirements Analysis, SQL, and IT Consulting are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 45 percent, 10 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Software Configuration, Consulting Management, 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.


Implementation Consultants with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $62K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $74K. Implementation Consultants with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $85K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $91K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location


Implementation Consultants will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 39 percent. Implementation Consultants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+30 percent), Dallas (+18 percent), Boston (+14 percent), and Philadelphia (+10 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Implementation Consultants is geography, with workers in Austin earning a whopping 22 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Madison 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
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SQL
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Microsoft SQL Server
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National Average
$68,000

Project Management
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Microsoft Excel
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Consulting Management
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Software Configuration
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 155 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 9%
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