Information Technology (IT) Consultant Salary

Desirable paychecks are doled out to late-career Information Technology Consultants. Surpassing the profession's national median salary of $72K per year, wages for these workers approximate $118K. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $62K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $82K. Professionals who claim 10 to 20 years of experience can secure some pretty cushy paychecks; the median for this group is a six-figure $101K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $118K. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$44,964 - $114,154
(Median)
$45K
$72K
$110K
MEDIAN: $71,887
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$14.60 - $99.90
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$15
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MEDIAN: $40
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,964 - $114,154  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,634  
Profit Sharing
$350.47 - $9,899  
Commission
$-0.49 - $53,327  
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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$42,594 - $133,562  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5,507
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$34$68$102
Hourly Rate
$14.60 - $99.90  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.07  
Overtime
$15.74 - $91.91  
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$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,634  
   
Commission
$-0.49 - $53,327  
Profit Sharing
$350.47 - $9,899  
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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$42,594 - $133,562  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,181
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Job Description for Information Technology (IT) Consultant

Information technology (IT) consultants work for various organizations. Their job is to advise clients on how to use information technology, in order to meet their business objectives effectively and efficiently. They must be able to build and improve their clients’ IT structure. They must be able to analyze and solve various IT problems. They must be familiar with desktop and server issues. They install and troubleshoot clients’ IT hardware and software.

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Information Technology (IT) Consultant Tasks

  • Manage new installations and migrations.
  • Manage resolution of system and network issues for clients.
  • Facilitate development and implementation of improvements to client's information technology systems.

Common Career Paths for Information Technology (IT) Consultant


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Information Technology Consultants may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Senior Software Architect. The latter position pays an average of $122K annually. A common career progression for an Information Technology Consultant is to become an Information Technology Project Manager or an Information Technology Manager. Compared to Information Technology Consultants, the first group earns $11K more on average, and the second group earns $1K more.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Information Technology (IT) Consultant


Accenture, Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Hewlett-Packard Company, and Capgemini are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Information Technology Consultants. Although Accenture leads the field in pay with a median salary of $86K, employees there receive a wide spread of salaries, from $66K on the low end all the way up to $116K at the top. Also paying near the top of the field are International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. at $86K, Deloitte Consulting LLP at $84K, and InfoSys Limited, where Information Technology Consultants annually earn $81K.

With a median salary of $61K, Protiviti Incorporated provides Information Technology Consultants with the lowest pay in their field; moreover, earnings are capped at only $67K, limiting employee salary growth. Other low-paying employers include CGI Group Inc. at $61K and CGI Federal at $63K, though some Information Technology Consultants there earn up to $78K.

Popular Skills for Information Technology (IT) Consultant


Information Technology Consultants report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Oracle, Project Management, Business Analysis, and C# are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 12 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Windows Operating System General Use, Microsoft Active Directory, and Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking. It is often found that people who know Microsoft Office are also skilled in Project Management and SQL.

Pay by Experience Level for Information Technology (IT) Consultant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $75,293

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With a pay rate for Information Technology Consultants that is 26 percent greater than the national average, Austin offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Information Technology Consultants will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+23 percent), Seattle (+16 percent), Dallas (+11 percent), and Denver (+7 percent).

Information Technology (IT) Consultant Reviews

What is it like working as an Information Technology (IT) Consultant?

Information Technology (IT) Consultant in Lansing:
"SAP SD Analyst."
Pros: Learn Business Process. Gather requirements. Define new business process. Design System.
Cons: Stress level is high. Not many good perks.

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Experience Affects Information Technology (IT) Consultant Salaries




National Average
$75,000


Skills That Affect Information Technology (IT) Consultant Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1086 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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