Information Technology (IT) Consultant Salary

Compared to the national salary average for Information Technology Consultants, very experienced workers enjoy much larger paychecks — $118K versus $72K per year. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $62K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $82K on average — a distinctly larger sum. After 10 to 20 years, professionals can make it pretty big; the median salary sits in the six-figure neighborhood of $101K. Information Technology Consultants with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $118K. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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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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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 progress into high-paying roles like Senior Software Architect, where median compensation is $122K annually. Information Technology Project Managers or Information Technology Managers are common next-step roles for Information Technology Consultants moving up in their careers; annual pay for Information Technology Project Managers is $11K higher on average, and it's $1K higher for Information Technology Managers.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Information Technology (IT) Consultant


Many Information Technology Consultants can be found at Accenture, Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Hewlett-Packard Company, and Capgemini, firms that are at the top of the field. Information Technology Consultants flock to Accenture for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $86K lead the pack in compensation; however, Accenture also provides employees with a wide spectrum of compensation ranging from $66K at one end to $116K at the other end. Other leaders in compensation levels are International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. at $86K, Deloitte Consulting LLP at $84K, and InfoSys Limited, where Information Technology Consultants annually earn $81K.

Protiviti Incorporated offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $61K. There's also little variation in pay at the company, with pay ranging from $55K to $67K. 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


Survey takers working as Information Technology Consultants report using a large range of professional skills. 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. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Windows Operating System General Use, Microsoft Active Directory, and Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking. Most people experienced in Microsoft Office also know 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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For Information Technology Consultants, Austin provides a pay rate that is 26 percent greater than the national average. 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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