Pay for Information Technology Consultants in the United States sits in the ballpark of $75K per year. Total cash compensation to Information Technology Consultants approaches anywhere from $42K on the lower end to $130K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $15K from bonuses and upwards of $10K from profit sharing. Career length is the main element affecting pay for this group — the company and geography are driving factors as well. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Men account for the majority of Information Technology Consultants who responded to the questionnaire — 82 percent to be exact. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$46,182 - $116,002
$46K
$75K
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MEDIAN: $74,526
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$12.99 - $95.78
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$46,182 - $116,002  
   
Bonus
$823 - $14,923  
Profit Sharing
$251.47 - $9,987  
Commission
$4,000 - $50,000  
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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$41,633 - $130,233  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 3,664
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$32$64$96
Hourly Rate
$12.99 - $95.78  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.73  
Overtime
$13.05 - $93.66  
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
$823 - $14,923  
   
Commission
$4,000 - $50,000  
Profit Sharing
$251.47 - $9,987  
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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$41,633 - $130,233  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 825

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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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Information Technology Consultants who transition into a Solutions Architect role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $119K per year. Becoming an Information Technology Project Manager or an Information Technology Manager is often the next step for an Information Technology Consultant.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Information Technology (IT) Consultant


Many Information Technology Consultants can be found at Accenture, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Sogeti USA LLC, Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, and Capgemini, firms that are at the top of the field. Slalom Consulting pays the most with a median salary of $110K, though there is little variation overall ($78K to $124K). Accenture Technology Solutions, Deloitte Consulting LLP, and Accenture also offer top salaries for Information Technology Consultants. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $97K, $92K, and $87K, respectively.

Protiviti Incorporated doles out the lowest salaries in town — median pay is $60K — not to mention workers can only make as much as $66K and scope of pay is rather limited. Other low-paying employers include CGI Group Inc. at $66K and Sogeti USA LLC at $68K, though some Information Technology Consultants there earn up to $94K.

Popular Skills for Information Technology (IT) Consultant


Information Technology Consultants seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Oracle, Project Management, Business Analysis, and Java are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 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 who know 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.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Information Technology Consultants. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $64K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $83K. Between one and two decades on the job, average salaries pass the six-figure mark at around $100K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $122K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $76,875

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For Information Technology Consultants, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 18 percent above the national average. Information Technology Consultants will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+14 percent), Washington (+9 percent), Denver (+8 percent), and New York (+8 percent). Trailing the national average by 9 percent, Fairfax is the market with the smallest paychecks. Below-median salaries also turn up in Boston and Los Angeles (5 percent lower and 2 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 577 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




National Average
$77,000


Skills That Affect Information Technology (IT) Consultant Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 577 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: 58%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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