Entry-Level Information Technology (IT) Consultant Salary

Entry-Level Information Technology Consultants take home approximately $61K per year on average. Including potential for bonuses, profit sharing and commission — peaking near $10K, $5K, and $47K, respectively — total cash payment to Entry-Level Information Technology Consultants can bottom out near $36K or top out at around $90K. The specific employer and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Entry-Level Information Technology Consultants report high levels of job satisfaction. Male Entry-Level Information Technology Consultants far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,533 - $83,725
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$40K
$61K
$84K
MEDIAN: $60,878
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$11.78 - $61.82
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$39,533 - $83,725  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,584  
Profit Sharing
$346.87 - $5,125  
Commission
$102.13 - $46,978  
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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$36,127 - $89,595  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,460
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$11.78 - $61.82  
   
Overtime
$13.53 - $50.42  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,584  
   
Commission
$102.13 - $46,978  
Profit Sharing
$346.87 - $5,125  
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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$36,127 - $89,595  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 419
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Popular Employer Salaries for Entry-Level Information Technology (IT) Consultant


Entry-Level Information Technology Consultants fill the offices of leading firms Accenture, Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, Deloitte Consulting LLP, CGI Federal, and Sogeti USA LLC. Deloitte Consulting LLP pays the most with a median salary of $80K, though there is little variation overall ($69K to $96K). Other employers shelling out big bucks include Accenture, Deloitte, and PricewaterhouseCoopers, where Entry-Level Information Technology Consultants typically earn around $80K, $74K, or $74K, respectively.

68 percent lower than the top payer, Cerner Corporation offers a median salary of just $48K, consistently last on the pay scale ladder by far. Employees at Sogeti USA LLC, CGI Group Inc., and Protiviti Incorporated can also expect below-average earnings of $56K, $59K, and $60K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Entry-Level Information Technology Consultants, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 27 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Information Technology Consultants will also find cushy salaries in Arlington (+22 percent), Washington (+16 percent), New York (+11 percent), and Seattle (+10 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Denver, 6 percent below the national average.

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"Internships off campus are very necessary."
Temp agency is a great way to get experience and keep our skills relative but remember you will be paid 1/3 of what they are billing the company so if they are small your time there will be short as costs over run how bad they need you. Internship is the best way to get the experience you so desperately need and the possibility for a full time position.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Information Technology (IT) Consultant Salaries

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C#
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SQL
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Java
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Microsoft Sharepoint Server
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Microsoft SQL Server
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Linux
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$61,000

HTML
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Visual Basic (VB)
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Internet Information Server (IIS)
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Microsoft Active Directory
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 510 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 13%
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