Information Technology Consultants in the United States can expect to earn an average of $74K annually. 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 $50K, respectively. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by career duration, followed by the specific employer and geography. For the most part, Information Technology Consultants enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A strong majority enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The vast majority of Information Technology Consultants (83 percent) survey respondents are men. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$45,928 - $116,047
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$46K
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MEDIAN: $74,441
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$13.13 - $96.80
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MEDIAN: $34.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,928 - $116,047  
   
Bonus
$794 - $14,989  
Profit Sharing
$352.34 - $9,753  
Commission
$3,973 - $50,335  
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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$41,654 - $130,878  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 3,615
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$13.13 - $96.80  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.73  
Overtime
$13.32 - $94.22  
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
$794 - $14,989  
   
Commission
$3,973 - $50,335  
Profit Sharing
$352.34 - $9,753  
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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$41,654 - $130,878  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 834
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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

  • 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.

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. It is not uncommon for an Information Technology Consultant to continue on to become an Information Technology Project Manager or an Information Technology Manager.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Information Technology (IT) Consultant


Accenture, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Sogeti USA LLC, Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, and EY (Ernst & Young) are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Information Technology Consultants. Information Technology Consultants in search of the best pay head to Slalom Consulting, where the median salary rolls in at $110K. Although pay is top-notch overall, it does seem to be curbed at $124K, which isn't dramatically higher than the lower-end figure of $77K. Information Technology Consultants can also look forward to large paychecks at Accenture Technology Solutions ($92K), Deloitte Consulting LLP ($91K), and Accenture ($85K).

The lowest salaries can be found at Protiviti Incorporated — median pay is $60K — and there is little variation in compensation, with paychecks starting at $55K and only reaching $66K. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include CGI Federal at $62K, and Sogeti USA LLC where $68K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Information Technology Consultants there earn up to $94K.

Popular Skills for Information Technology (IT) Consultant


Information Technology Consultants report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Oracle, Project Management, Business Analysis, and C# are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 15 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. For most people, competency in Microsoft Office indicates knowledge of 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 is an important factor influencing the compensation of Information Technology Consultants. The average beginner in this position makes around $64K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $84K. Those with 10 to 20 years of experience under their belts can expect their paychecks to flourish around the six-figure median of $100K. Information Technology Consultants who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $123K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $76,872

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With a pay rate for Information Technology Consultants that is 18 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Information Technology Consultants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+11 percent), Washington (+9 percent), Denver (+8 percent), and New York (+5 percent). Fairfax ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 9 percent below the national average. Employers in Boston and Los Angeles also lean toward paying below-median salaries (6 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

Information Technology (IT) Consultant Reviews

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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Experience Affects Information Technology (IT) Consultant Salaries




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$77,000


Skills That Affect Information Technology (IT) Consultant Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 584 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

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: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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