An Information Technology (IT) Consultant earns an average salary of $70,216 per year. A skill in Project Management is associated with high pay for this job. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Information Technology (IT) Consultant Total Pay (?
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$44,515 - $108,557
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MEDIAN: $70,216
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Information Technology (IT) Consultant Total Pay (?
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$14.50 - $99.04
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,515 - $108,557  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,629  
Profit Sharing
$505 - $9,590  
Commission
$0.00 - $19,866  
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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$42,263 - $128,945  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 7,506
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$34$68$102
Hourly Rate
$14.50 - $99.04  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.01 - $0.79  
Overtime
$20.22 - $90.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,629  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $19,866  
Profit Sharing
$505 - $9,590  
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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$42,263 - $128,945  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 7,506
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Job Description for Information Technology (IT) Consultant
Information technology (IT) consultants work with clients to assist in their computer and other technology needs. IT consultants facilitate the development and implementation of improvements to IT systems used by the client. They also manage new installations of software and hardware as well as data migrations. In addition, IT consultants resolve computer system and network issues for clients. They are familiar with common computer software, hardware, the basics of computer networking, and are skilled in basic and advanced IT troubleshooting. The knowledge needed to work as an IT consultant can generally be obtained through an associate's degree in information technology or a related field. They may also take certification courses, and some employers will accept sufficient years of experience in the IT field. IT consultants should have excellent communication skills in order to provide good customer service and to discuss the resolution and operator prevention of those problems. In order to safely transport and install computer hardware, IT consultants are also familiar with basic electrical safety measures and should be able to lift up to thirty or forty pounds. IT consultants normally work standard office hours from morning to early evening, Monday through Friday, but they may be called in outside of standard business hours if there are system issues that need to be fixed immediately.
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.
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$73,000
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$73,000

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Gender
Female
17%
female alumni
 
Male
83%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
10%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 17%
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