Earnings for Implementation Consultants in the United States come in at around $66K annually on average. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $12K and $10K, respectively — total cash payment to Implementation Consultants can bottom out near $48K or peak near $100K depending on individual performance. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography and experience level. Work is enjoyable for Implementation Consultants, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Implementation Consultants making up 55 percent of survey respondents. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$47,228 - $93,166  
   
Bonus
$1,011 - $12,453  
Profit Sharing
$350.00 - $10,174  
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$47,941 - $100,045  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 739
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Hourly Rate
$16.36 - $66.45  
   
Overtime
$29.09 - $57.45  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,011 - $12,453  
   
Profit Sharing
$350.00 - $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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$47,941 - $100,045  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 41

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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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Many Implementation Consultants move into an Information Technology Project Manager role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $86K per year. An Implementation Consultant may also move into a role as an Implementation Manager or an Implementation Specialist.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Implementation Consultant


Implementation Consultants flock to Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP), Fast Enterprises, LLC, ADP National Accounts, Tyler Technologies, Inc., and Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Employees at Fast Enterprises, LLC enjoy the biggest paychecks, and $82K is the median salary. Range in pay, on the other hand, is narrow, with lower figures hovering around $69K and higher ones not far away at only $91K. Soaring salaries can also be found at Tyler Technologies, Inc., ADP National Accounts, and Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, where earnings of $77K, $75K, or $69K are standard for Implementation Consultants.

Oracle, Realpage, Inc., and Ad Astra Information Systems are a few other employers known for handing out relatively lightweight salaries ($52K, $56K, and $59K respectively).

Popular Skills for Implementation Consultant


Implementation Consultants report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Lucky workers who know Strategic Project Management can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 20 percent above average. Requirements Analysis and SQL are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 11 percent and 20 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Client Interaction, Consulting Management, and Microsoft Excel. Most people familiar with Project Management also know Training and Business Analysis. Those proficient in Implementation Analyst are, more often than not, also skilled in IT Consulting and Business Analysis.

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. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $63K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $75K on average — a distinctly larger sum. After working for 10 to 20 years, Implementation Consultants make a median salary of $83K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $88K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $68,381

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New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Implementation Consultants, 21 percent above the national average. Implementation Consultants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Denver (+13 percent), San Francisco (+12 percent), Boston (+11 percent), and Washington (+11 percent). Compared to the national average, Indianapolis Implementation Consultants have considerably lower salaries, 25 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Austin and Cincinnati (20 percent lower and 17 percent lower, respectively).

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
45 %
Male
55 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 100 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Implementation Consultant Salaries




National Average
$68,000


Skills That Affect Implementation Consultant Salaries

Strategic Project Management
up arrow 20%

SQL
up arrow 11%

Requirements Analysis
up arrow 11%

Software Configuration
up arrow 8%



Microsoft SQL Server
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National Average
$68,000


Oral / Verbal Communication
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Consulting Management
up arrow 12%

Client Interaction
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 100 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 76%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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