Information Technology (IT) Consultant Salary

The average Information Technology Consultant in the United States earns approximately $76K annually. Total cash earnings of Information Technology Consultants range from $43K on the low end to $131K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $15K and $10K, respectively. Career duration is the main element affecting pay for this group — the specific employer and geographic location are driving factors as well. Work is enjoyable for Information Technology Consultants, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. There are far more male Information Technology Consultants survey respondents than women, making up 81 percent. A strong majority enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$47,648 - $117,655
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MEDIAN: $75,871
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$13.30 - $97.98
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$0$131K
Salary $47,648 - $117,655
Bonus $964 - $15,266
Profit Sharing $193.92 - $9,863
Commission $3,945 - $51,278
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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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$42,672 - $131,378
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,670
Hourly Data $0$97
Hourly Rate $13.30 - $97.98
Hourly Tips $0.13
Overtime $15.33 - $82.00
Annual Data $0$131K
Bonus $964 - $15,266
Commission $3,945 - $51,278
Profit Sharing $193.92 - $9,863
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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$42,672 - $131,378
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 798

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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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At the upper end, Information Technology Consultants who move into a Solutions Architect role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Solutions Architects is a much higher $119K per year. It is not unusual for an Information Technology Consultant to become an Information Technology Project Manager or an Information Technology Manager.

Information Technology (IT) Consultant Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Information Technology (IT) Consultant


Sogeti USA LLC, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Accenture, Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, and CGI Group Inc. are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Information Technology Consultants. Although Slalom Consulting offers the highest salaries (median pay is $106K), survey participants reported a rather limited pay range of $79K to $124K. Soaring salaries can also be found at Accenture Technology Solutions, Deloitte Consulting LLP, and Accenture, where earnings of $97K, $93K, or $90K are standard for Information Technology Consultants.

Cerner Corporation employees cannot expect much in terms of compensation — the median salary amounts to only $55K, about half the top paying employer's rate. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Protiviti Incorporated at $60K, and CGI Group Inc. where $63K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Information Technology Consultants there earn up to $98K.

Popular Skills for Information Technology (IT) Consultant


Information Technology Consultants seem to wield many 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 4 percent and 14 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

Pay by Experience for an Information Technology (IT) Consultant has a positive trend. An entry-level Information Technology (IT) Consultant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 2,133 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Information Technology (IT) Consultant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 1,327 salaries. An experienced Information Technology (IT) Consultant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $100,000 based on 1,238 salaries. An Information Technology (IT) Consultant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $123,000 based on 433 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $78,278

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

For Information Technology Consultants, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 17 percent above the national average. Information Technology Consultants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Charlotte (+17 percent), Denver (+13 percent), Seattle (+11 percent), and Washington (+8 percent). Trailing the national average by 15 percent, Indianapolis is the market with the smallest paychecks. Workers in Boston and Los Angeles earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (6 percent less and 5 percent less, respectively).

Information Technology (IT) Consultant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Information Technology (IT) Consultant?

Information Technology (IT) Consultant in Chicago:
"Boring and Stressful All at once."
Pros: Can decide when best to take my lunch.
Cons: People look down on you even though they're job relies on you. Stressful sudden issues can ruin your entire week. The pay is low.

Information Technology (IT) Consultant in Chicago:
"It's okay."
Pros: Positive work/life balance, opportunity to work for a smaller company and wear multiple hats, minimal hierarchy, ownership over initiatives.
Cons: The work itself is not always very interesting, compensated a decent amount however not much opportunity to make any real money.

Information Technology (IT) Consultant in Philadelphia:
"Client Facing."
Pros: Good culture and good benefits. Ability to work from home on occasions.
Cons: Boring work, and expensive neighborhood that is also not the best.

Information Technology (IT) Consultant in Millington:
Pros: Working with the public.
Cons: Getting overwhelemd.

Information Technology (IT) Consultant in New York:
"Culture."
Pros: Learning new things on the job. Challenged everyday. Smart coworkers.
Cons: Disconnect with management goals and team goals.

Information Technology (IT) Consultant in San Francisco:
Pros: Challenging, interesting, rewarding, complex problem solving.
Cons: Stressful.

Information Technology (IT) Consultant in New York:
"Travelling problem solver."
Pros: Dealing with multiple projects, fast paced, interesting work, travel.
Cons: Stress, dealing with multiple clients, deadlines.

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Key Stats for Information Technology (IT) Consultant

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 643 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Information Technology (IT) Consultant Salaries

▲57%

▲28%

▲7%

National Average
$78,000

▼18%

Skills That Affect Information Technology (IT) Consultant Salaries

▲14%



▲3%


SQL
▲1%

C#
▲1%

▼0%

National Average
$78,000

Microsoft SQL Server
▼1%

▼2%

▼6%





Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 643 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 19%
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