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Entry-Level Information Technology (IT) Consultant Salary

Average Entry-Level Information Technology Consultants make around $61K annually. Total cash incomes of Entry-Level Information Technology Consultants run from $36K to $89K, depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $10K, profit sharing that reaches $5K, and some commissions of nearly $47K. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Information Technology Consultants, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Men account for the majority of Entry-Level Information Technology Consultants who responded to the questionnaire — 82 percent to be exact. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$39,428 - $83,506
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$39K
$61K
$84K
MEDIAN: $60,747
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$11.82 - $61.59
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National Salary 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$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$39,428 - $83,506  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,641  
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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$36,080 - $89,386  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,474
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$11.82 - $61.59  
   
Overtime
$13.68 - $50.84  
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 - $9,641  
   
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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$36,080 - $89,386  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 431

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Leading companies who hire large numbers of Entry-Level Information Technology Consultants include Accenture, Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, Deloitte Consulting LLP, CGI Federal, and Sogeti USA LLC. Pay for Entry-Level Information Technology Consultants is best at Accenture, which offers a median salary of $80K. However, the highest reported salaries don't seem to be much higher than the lowest ones; the pay range here runs from $61K to $98K. Also paying near the top of the field are Deloitte Consulting LLP at $79K, PricewaterhouseCoopers at $73K, and Deloitte, where Entry-Level Information Technology Consultants annually earn $73K.

67 percent less than the top paying company, Cerner Corporation offers a median salary of just $48K, consistently last on the pay scale ladder by far. Also approaching the lower end are Sogeti USA LLC at $56K, CGI Group Inc. at $59K, and Protiviti Incorporated at $60K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Entry-Level Information Technology Consultants, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 22 percent greater than the national average. Entry-Level Information Technology Consultants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Arlington (+22 percent), Washington (+15 percent), New York (+11 percent), and Seattle (+10 percent). Minneapolis ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 11 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 5 percent less in Denver and 2 percent less in Philadelphia, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Information Technology (IT) Consultant Advice

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

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.

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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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Linux
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Microsoft SQL Server
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C++
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National Average
$61,000

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

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 590 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 14%