Entry-Level Information Technology (IT) Consultant Salary

Entry-Level Information Technology Consultants take home an average $62K annually. Cash earnings of Entry-Level Information Technology Consultants — including $10K in bonuses, $7K in profit sharing proceeds, and $137K in commissions near the top of the pay scale — stretch from approximately $36K to approximately $92K depending on individual performance. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 82 percent of Entry-Level Information Technology Consultants are male. Most Entry-Level Information Technology Consultants like their work and job satisfaction is high. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$39,725 - $85,348
(Median)
$40K
$62K
$85K
MEDIAN: $61,540
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$11.57 - $60.40
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$39,725 - $85,348  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,824  
Profit Sharing
$361.20 - $6,977  
Commission
$3,575 - $137,020  
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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$36,214 - $91,580  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,714
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.57 - $60.40  
   
Overtime
$13.56 - $49.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,824  
   
Commission
$3,575 - $137,020  
Profit Sharing
$361.20 - $6,977  
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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$36,214 - $91,580  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 468
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Accenture, Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, Deloitte Consulting LLP, EY (Ernst & Young), and CGI Federal are among the top companies that take on many Entry-Level Information Technology Consultants. Although the highest salaries can be found at Accenture where median pay is $82K, there is little variation in compensation; paychecks are spread only between $61K and $100K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Deloitte Consulting LLP, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and EY (Ernst & Young), top-paying firms where Entry-Level Information Technology Consultants rake in a respectable $81K, $75K, or $74K, respectively.

Cerner Corporation lags the field greatly in terms of pay, offering a median salary 71 percent less than the top paying company ($48K). Workers at Sogeti USA LLC, CGI Group Inc., and Protiviti Incorporated also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field — average earnings for these employers come to $58K, $59K, and $61K respectively.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $62,038

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

Home to some of the best pay for Entry-Level Information Technology Consultants, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 27 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Information Technology Consultants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Arlington (+22 percent), Washington (+14 percent), New York (+14 percent), and Seattle (+14 percent). Indianapolis is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 8 percent.

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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 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 SQL Server
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Microsoft Sharepoint Server
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Linux
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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 506 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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