Information Technology (IT) Consultant Salary

Pay for Information Technology Consultants in the United States sits in the ballpark of $75K per year. The final incomes of Information Technology Consultants generally vary between $42K and $131K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses, profit sharing, and commissions as high as $15K, $10K, and $51K, respectively. Career length is the main element affecting pay for this group — the company and geographic location are driving factors as well. Male Information Technology Consultants far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Work is enjoyable for Information Technology Consultants, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and more than half earn dental coverage. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$46,273 - $116,251
$46K
$75K
$120K
MEDIAN: $74,820
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$12.97 - $98.21
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MEDIAN: $34.04
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$46,273 - $116,251  
   
Bonus
$819 - $14,944  
Profit Sharing
$293.61 - $9,819  
Commission
$3,915 - $51,064  
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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$41,725 - $130,587  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 3,517
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$12.97 - $98.21  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.13  
Overtime
$12.89 - $94.71  
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
$819 - $14,944  
   
Commission
$3,915 - $51,064  
Profit Sharing
$293.61 - $9,819  
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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$41,725 - $130,587  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 779
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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

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

Common Career Paths for Information Technology (IT) Consultant


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As Information Technology Consultants transition into upper-level roles such as Solutions Architect, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Solutions Architects earn $119K on average per year. An Information Technology Consultant may also move into a role as an Information Technology Project Manager or an Information Technology Manager.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Information Technology (IT) Consultant


Leading companies who hire large numbers of Information Technology Consultants include Sogeti USA LLC, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Accenture, Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, and CGI Group Inc. Employees at Slalom Consulting enjoy the biggest paychecks, and $106K is the median salary. Range in pay, on the other hand, is narrow, with lower figures hovering around $79K and higher ones not far away at only $124K. Other big spenders include Accenture Technology Solutions, Deloitte Consulting LLP, and Accenture, top-paying firms where Information Technology Consultants see paychecks nearing $97K, $93K, or $90K.

Cerner Corporation employees cannot expect much in terms of compensation — the median salary amounts to only $55K, just about half of the top paying company's median. Other low-paying employers include Protiviti Incorporated at $60K and CGI Group Inc. at $63K, though some Information Technology Consultants there earn up to $98K.

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 Java are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 16 percent. Those listing Windows Operating System General Use as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking and Microsoft Active Directory also typically command lower compensation. Most people skilled in Microsoft Office are similarly competent 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.


Information Technology Consultants generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $64K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $83K. After one to two decades on the job, professionals can reap plentiful salaries that average out to the six-figure sum of $100K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $123K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $77,336

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

Information Technology Consultants will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 19 percent. Information Technology Consultants will also find cushy salaries in Charlotte (+19 percent), Denver (+15 percent), Seattle (+12 percent), and Washington (+10 percent). Falling short of the national average by 14 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Indianapolis. Boston and Los Angeles are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 5 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively.

Information Technology (IT) Consultant Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Information Technology (IT) Consultant

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 541 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Information Technology (IT) Consultant Salaries

▲59%

▲29%

▲8%

National Average
$77,000

▼17%

Skills That Affect Information Technology (IT) Consultant Salaries

▲16%



▲4%

C#
▲3%


SQL
▲2%

▲1%

Microsoft SQL Server
▼0%

National Average
$77,000

▼1%

▼4%





Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 541 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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