Entry-Level Information Technology (IT) Consultant Salary (United States)

A relatively junior crowd, more than three-quarters of Entry-Level Information Technology (IT) Consultants have fewer than five years of experience under their belt and the average salary for the field is $60,427 per year. In the world of Entry-Level Information Technology (IT) Consultants, total cash compensation ranges from $39,176 on the lower end to $82,712 on the higher end; this includes bonuses that peak near $9,746 and profit sharing that approaches $4,637, with some high rollers snagging commissions as high as $47K. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city. Benefits are plentiful in this line of work; most people have both medical and dental plans, and more than half have vision insurance. In a profession dominated by men, 82 percent of Entry-Level Information Technology (IT) Consultants are male. Most Entry-Level Information Technology (IT) Consultants report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
Entry-Level Information Technology (IT) Consultant Salary (?
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$39,176 - $82,712
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MEDIAN: $59,877
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Entry-Level Information Technology (IT) Consultant Salary (?
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$11.79 - $62.13
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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$39,176 - $82,712  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,746  
Profit Sharing
$492.25 - $4,637  
Commission
$103.04 - $46,540  
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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$35,964 - $88,780  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,613
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$11.79 - $62.13  
   
Overtime
$13.64 - $51.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,746  
   
Commission
$103.04 - $46,540  
Profit Sharing
$492.25 - $4,637  
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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$35,964 - $88,780  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 435
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Accenture, Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, Deloitte Consulting LLP, CGI Federal, and CGI Group Inc. are top-notch employers for Entry-Level Information Technology (IT) Consultants in this area. Though highest salaries can be found at Accenture—median pay is $78,659—there is little variability in compensation, with paychecks starting at $60K and reaching $100K. Soaring salaries can also be found at Deloitte Consulting LLP, Deloitte, and PricewaterhouseCoopers, where earnings of $76,790, $74,844, or $73,858 are standard for Entry-Level Information Technology (IT) Consultants.
Although Sogeti USA LLC hands out the lowest average salary in town at $54,765, employee compensation still varies greatly—workers can make as little as $41K or as much as $77K. Also approaching the lower end are Protiviti Incorporated at $58,274, CGI Group Inc. at $58,673, and CGI Federal at $60,845.

Pay Difference By Location

San Francisco
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Arlington
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Seattle
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$60,000
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With a pay rate for Entry-Level Information Technology (IT) Consultants that is 27 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Other big spenders include Arlington, Washington, Seattle, and New York, top-paying cities where Entry-Level Information Technology (IT) Consultants see paychecks higher than average (+22 percent, +14 percent, +11 percent, and +8 percent). Indianapolis is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 6 percent.

Skills That Affect Entry-Level Information Technology (IT) Consultant Salaries

Oracle
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Microsoft Sharepoint Server
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SQL
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UNIX
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Microsoft SQL Server
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HTML
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Java
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$60,000
C++
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Visual Basic (VB)
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Linux
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Internet Information Server (IIS)
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Gender

Female
18%
female alumni
 
Male
82%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 14%
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