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Information Technology (IT) Consultant Salary with UNIX skills

The majority of Information Technology Consultants with UNIX skills — over one-half — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $51K to $145K per year, and the median is $81K annually. In the world of Information Technology Consultants with UNIX skills, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $15K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $10K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $51K and $145K. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 89 percent of Information Technology Consultants with UNIX skills are male. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$50,280 - $118,332
(Median)
$50K
$81K
$120K
MEDIAN: $80,804
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90%

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$17.34 - $102.72
(Median)
$17
$50
$100
MEDIAN: $50
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,280 - $118,332  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,383  
Profit Sharing
$405.47 - $10,186  
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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$50,559 - $144,605  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 301
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$17.34 - $102.72  
   
Overtime
$23.00 - $130.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,383  
   
Profit Sharing
$405.47 - $10,186  
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).
)
$50,559 - $144,605  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 56

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Pay by Experience Level for Information Technology (IT) Consultant with UNIX skills

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Information Technology Consultants with UNIX skills, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $64K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $82K. After 10 to 20 years, professionals can make it pretty big; the median salary sits in the six-figure neighborhood of $103K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $114K.

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Experience Affects Information Technology (IT) Consultant with UNIX skills Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 35%

Experienced
up arrow 22%

National Average
$85,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 94 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 17%