Earnings for Implementation Consultants in the United States come in at around $66K per year on average. In the world of Implementation Consultants, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $12K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $10K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $48K and $101K. Geographic location is the main element affecting pay for this group — the company and years of experience are driving factors as well. Male Implementation Consultants are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 57 percent of the field. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. For the most part, Implementation Consultants enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$46,842 - $94,191
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MEDIAN: $66,015
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$16.14 - $67.53
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$46,842 - $94,191  
   
Bonus
$1,001 - $12,497  
Profit Sharing
$618 - $10,017  
Total Pay (?
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$47,868 - $101,114  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 710
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.14 - $67.53  
   
Overtime
$28.57 - $57.45  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,001 - $12,497  
   
Profit Sharing
$618 - $10,017  
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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$47,868 - $101,114  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 39
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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


Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP), Fast Enterprises, LLC, ADP National Accounts, Tyler Technologies, Inc., and Allscripts Healthcare Solutions are all popular places to work. Although salaries only range from $69K to just $92K, Fast Enterprises, LLC still offers the highest pay with a median paycheck of $82K. Implementation Consultants can also look forward to large paychecks at ADP National Accounts ($76K), Tyler Technologies, Inc. ($73K), and Allscripts Healthcare Solutions ($69K).

Workers at Oracle, Realpage, Inc., and Ad Astra Information Systems also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field — average earnings for these employers come to $52K, $56K, and $59K respectively.

Popular Skills for Implementation Consultant


Survey results imply that Implementation Consultants deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Requirements Analysis, Salesforce, and SQL are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 44 percent, 33 percent, and 13 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Client Interaction, Consulting Management, and Training. Most people who know 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.


For many Implementation Consultants, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $63K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $74K. Implementation Consultants who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $83K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $87K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $68,659

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Implementation Consultants, New York provides a pay rate that is 29 percent greater than the national average. Implementation Consultants will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+12 percent), San Francisco (+11 percent), Denver (+10 percent), and Atlanta (+6 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Implementation Consultants in Indianapolis earning a whopping 25 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Austin (20 percent lower) and Cincinnati (17 percent lower).

Implementation Consultant Reviews

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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Experience Affects Implementation Consultant Salaries




National Average
$69,000


Skills That Affect Implementation Consultant Salaries

Requirements Analysis
up arrow 44%

Salesforce
up arrow 33%

SQL
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Software Configuration
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Implementation Analyst
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Microsoft SQL Server
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System Integration
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National Average
$69,000

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Oral / Verbal Communication
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Consulting Management
up arrow 12%

Client Interaction
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 97 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 77%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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