Entry-Level Information Technology (IT) Consultant Salary

An average Entry-Level Information Technology Consultant can expect to take home roughly $61K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $10K and $5K, respectively — total cash payment to Entry-Level Information Technology Consultants can bottom out near $36K or peak near $90K depending on individual performance. The specific employer and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Information Technology Consultants, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up the vast majority of Entry-Level Information Technology Consultants (83 percent) who took the survey. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$39,541 - $83,964

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$11.76 - $61.59

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$39,541 - $83,964  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,656  
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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$36,011 - $89,862  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,463
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$11.76 - $61.59  
   
Overtime
$13.59 - $50.45  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,656  
   
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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$36,011 - $89,862  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 421
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Popular Employer Salaries for Entry-Level Information Technology (IT) Consultant


Accenture, Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, Deloitte Consulting LLP, CGI Federal, and Sogeti USA LLC are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Entry-Level Information Technology Consultants. With a median salary of $80K, Accenture offers Entry-Level Information Technology Consultants the highest pay. However, earnings don't seem to live on a large spectrum; they generally peter out at $61K and are capped at $98K. Deloitte Consulting LLP, Deloitte, and PricewaterhouseCoopers are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Entry-Level Information Technology Consultants earning around $80K, $74K, or $74K at each firm, respectively.

The lowest salaries can be found at Cerner Corporation — median pay is $48K — and there is little variation in compensation, with paychecks starting at $43K and only reaching $54K. Sogeti USA LLC, CGI Group Inc., and Protiviti Incorporated also rank near the bottom for pay, handing out $56K, $59K, and $60K-paychecks on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Entry-Level Information Technology Consultants will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 28 percent. Entry-Level Information Technology Consultants will also find cushy salaries in Arlington (+22 percent), Washington (+16 percent), New York (+11 percent), and Chicago (+10 percent). The lowest-paying market is Denver, which sits 7 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 2 percent less in Los Angeles and 1 percent less in Philadelphia, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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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

Business Analysis
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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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National Average
$61,000

Linux
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HTML
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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 500 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Common Health Benefits

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