Implementation Consultant Salary (United States)

Implementation Consultants in the United States can typically expect wages of $67,365 per year. The pay spectrum stretches from $44,687 to $102,834 per year. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by location, but career duration and the individual firm are influential factors as well. Nearly all enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and most get vision benefits. Male Implementation Consultants are just a bit more common than females ones, with males workers composing 58 percent of the field. Job satisfaction for Implementation Consultants is high. This outline is derived from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Implementation Consultant Salary (?
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$44,279 - $92,895
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MEDIAN: $64,390
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Implementation Consultant Salary (?
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$15.42 - $66.98
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,279 - $92,895  
   
Bonus
$490.16 - $14,598  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $14,740  
Commission
$3,000 - $17,500  
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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$44,687 - $102,834  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 645
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$15.42 - $66.98  
   
Overtime
$24.00 - $55.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$490.16 - $14,598  
   
Commission
$3,000 - $17,500  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $14,740  
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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$44,687 - $102,834  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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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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For Implementation Consultants, career advancement usually has a positive, and rather large, impact on pay. Approaching the top of the pay scale, a IT Project Manager will earn $18,194 more than someone not as far along in their career.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Implementation Consultant

Those at ADP National Accounts can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $89,528.
The consistently lowest paying firm on the list is Fast Enterprises, LLC, where the median salary is just $65,208. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP) at $69,449 and ADP National Accounts where $89,528 is the norm.

Popular Skills for Implementation Consultant

Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, facility with Requirements Analysis, IT Consulting, and Business Analysis are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 47 percent, 6 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Software Configuration, Consulting Management, and Training. It is often found that people who know Project Management are also skilled in Business Analysis, IT Consulting, and Implementation Analyst.

Pay by Experience Level for Implementation Consultant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Across the entire workforce, experience and pay tend to be weakly linked—those with more experience do not necessarily bring in much higher salaries. Starting out, salaries are typically $62K, which grows to $77K after five to 10 years. Earnings total $85K after one to two decades. Salaries tend to grow less rapidly after achieving 20 years of experience, with more senior Implementation Consultants earning an average of $89K per year. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 18 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than 10 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five percent. Between one and nine years is the typical spectrum of experience for those in this line of work—of those who took the survey, more than half land within it.

Pay Difference By Location

New York
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$67,000
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For Implementation Consultants, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 37 percent above the national average. San Francisco, Dallas, Boston, and Atlanta are a few other cities that offer generous salaries, with Implementation Consultants earning around 23 percent, 16 percent, 11 percent, and 11 percent more than average. Falling short of the national average by 11 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Madison. Employers pay around -9 percent in Charlotte and -4 percent in Houston, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Implementation Consultant Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$67,000

Skills That Affect Implementation Consultant Salaries

Requirements Analysis
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Microsoft SQL Server
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Implementation Analyst
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Project Management
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National Average
$67,000
Microsoft Excel
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Consulting Management
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Software Configuration
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 170 votes.

Gender

Female
42%
female alumni
 
Male
58%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 8%
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