Entry-Level Information Technology (IT) Consultant Salary

A substantial slice of final earnings for Entry-Level Information Technology Consultants (just over two-fifths) arrives through commissions. Median overall income in this area is approximately $65K. Final cash compensation to Entry-Level Information Technology Consultants varies from around $36K to approximately $97K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $10K and $6K, respectively. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Male Entry-Level Information Technology Consultants are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Information Technology Consultants, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$41,850 - $91,618
$42K
$65K
$92K
MEDIAN: $64,988
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$11.34 - $48.46
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$0$96K
Salary $41,850 - $91,618
Bonus $508 - $10,090
Profit Sharing $5.07 - $6,153
Commission $29,277
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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$35,739 - $96,531
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,840
Hourly Data $0$57
Hourly Rate $11.34 - $48.46
Hourly Tips $0.13
Overtime $13.53 - $57.57
Annual Data $0$96K
Bonus $508 - $10,090
Commission $29,277
Profit Sharing $5.07 - $6,153
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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$35,739 - $96,531
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 393

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Popular Employer Salaries for Information Technology (IT) Consultant


Sogeti USA LLC, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Accenture, EY (Ernst & Young), and Booz, Allen, and Hamilton are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Entry-Level Information Technology Consultants. Although Slalom Consulting offers the highest salaries (median pay is $96K), survey participants reported a rather limited pay range of $72K to $121K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Deloitte Consulting LLP, Accenture, and PricewaterhouseCoopers, top-paying firms where Entry-Level Information Technology Consultants rake in a $92K, $90K, or $85K, respectively.

About half the top paying employer's rate, Cerner Corporation offers a median salary of just $51K, consistently last on the pay scale ladder by far. 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: $64,953

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

Surpassing the national average by 27 percent, Entry-Level Information Technology Consultants in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Entry-Level Information Technology Consultants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+22 percent), Washington (+16 percent), Seattle (+16 percent), and Chicago (+11 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 7 percent south of the national average, can be found in Indianapolis.

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
23 %
Male
77 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 336 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
16%
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Skills That Affect Information Technology (IT) Consultant Salaries


SQL
▲7%


▲5%


C#
▲3%


National Average
$65,000

HTML
▼1%

VMware ESX
▼6%

▼6%


Internet Information Server (IIS)
▼9%



Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
▼23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 336 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 18%
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