Entry-Level Information Technology (IT) Consultant Salary

Commissions form a big slice (around one in three) of total compensation for Entry-Level Information Technology Consultants. The median income in this area hovers around $65K. Total incomes of Entry-Level Information Technology Consultants incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $10K from bonuses and close to $7K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $36K and $96K. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Entry-Level Information Technology Consultants report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most Entry-Level Information Technology Consultants survey respondents are men (79 percent). The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$41,677 - $91,210
$42K
$65K
$91K
MEDIAN: $64,765
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$10.88 - $46.36
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$41,677 - $91,210  
   
Bonus
$513 - $10,062  
Profit Sharing
$195.74 - $7,047  
Commission
$21,000  
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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$35,603 - $96,020  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,844
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$10.88 - $46.36  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.13  
Overtime
$11.84 - $55.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$513 - $10,062  
   
Commission
$21,000  
Profit Sharing
$195.74 - $7,047  
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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$35,603 - $96,020  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 382

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Dominating the field, Sogeti USA LLC, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Accenture, EY (Ernst & Young), and Booz, Allen, and Hamilton are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Entry-Level Information Technology Consultants. Pay for Entry-Level Information Technology Consultants is best at Slalom Consulting, which offers a median salary of $96K. However, the highest reported salaries don't seem to be much higher than the lowest ones; the pay range here runs from $72K to $121K. Other employers shelling out big bucks include Deloitte Consulting LLP, Accenture, and PricewaterhouseCoopers, where Entry-Level Information Technology Consultants typically earn around $92K, $90K, or $85K, respectively.

The lowest pay by far can be found at Cerner Corporation — this employer offers a median salary of $51K, about half the top paying employer's rate. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include CGI Group Inc. at $55K, and CGI Federal where $60K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Entry-Level Information Technology Consultants there earn up to $86K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $64,565

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

For Entry-Level Information Technology Consultants, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 28 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Information Technology Consultants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+22 percent), Washington (+17 percent), Seattle (+17 percent), and Chicago (+11 percent). With compensation 7 percent below the national average, Indianapolis is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

Information Technology (IT) Consultant Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Information Technology (IT) Consultant in Woodcliff Lake:
"How to advance."
Learn new technologies, always give suggestions and ideas even when you may not feel they are legitimate. Take pride in your work and never leave a job undone.

Information Technology (IT) Consultant in San Antonio:
"Always Build Towards the Next Job."
Keep up with new developments; continue taking courses; be active in user groups.

Information Technology (IT) Consultant in Greenfield:
"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.

Key Stats for Information Technology (IT) Consultant

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 303 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
16%
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Skills That Affect Information Technology (IT) Consultant Salaries


SQL
▲8%


▲6%


C#
▲4%


HTML
▼0%

National Average
$65,000

VMware ESX
▼5%

▼6%


Internet Information Server (IIS)
▼9%



Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
▼23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 303 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 17%
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