Information Technology (IT) Consultant Salary (United States)

An Information Technology (IT) Consultant earns an average salary of $70,506 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Project Management, UNIX, and e-Commerce. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Information Technology (IT) Consultant Salary (?
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$44,160 - $111,414
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MEDIAN: $70,506
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Information Technology (IT) Consultant Salary (?
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$14.64 - $100.31
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MEDIAN: $41.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,160 - $111,414  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,410  
Profit Sharing
$496.87 - $8,339  
Commission
$0.00 - $27,500  
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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$42,049 - $131,764  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 5,459
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$14.64 - $100.31  
   
Overtime
$20.44 - $89.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,410  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $27,500  
Profit Sharing
$496.87 - $8,339  
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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$42,049 - $131,764  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,188
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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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Experience Affects Information Technology (IT) Consultant Salaries

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Skills That Affect Information Technology (IT) Consultant Salaries

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Gender

Female
16%
female alumni
 
Male
84%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 17%
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