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Entry-Level Information Technology (IT) Consultant Salary

An average Entry-Level Information Technology Consultant can expect to take home roughly $61K annually. Overall compensation packages to Entry-Level Information Technology Consultants range from $36K on the low end to $90K on the high end; this includes bonuses that peak near $10K and profit sharing that approaches $5K, with some high rollers snagging commissions as high as $47K. The company 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. The vast majority of Entry-Level Information Technology Consultants (82 percent) survey respondents are men. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,597 - $83,821
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$40K
$61K
$84K
MEDIAN: $60,964
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$11.41 - $61.09
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MEDIAN: $20
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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
$39,597 - $83,821  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,622  
Profit Sharing
$330.00 - $5,074  
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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$36,130 - $89,556  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,467
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$11.41 - $61.09  
   
Overtime
$13.32 - $50.61  
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 - $9,622  
   
Commission
$102.13 - $46,978  
Profit Sharing
$330.00 - $5,074  
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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$36,130 - $89,556  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 426

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Many Entry-Level Information Technology Consultants can be found at Accenture, Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, Deloitte Consulting LLP, CGI Federal, and Sogeti USA LLC, firms that are at the top of the field. Although the highest salaries can be found at Accenture where median pay is $80K, there is little variation in compensation; paychecks are spread only between $62K and $97K. Deloitte Consulting LLP, Deloitte, and PricewaterhouseCoopers also offer top salaries for Entry-Level Information Technology Consultants. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $79K, $74K, and $73K, respectively.

Earnings fall especially short at Cerner Corporation, where the median salary of $48K is the lowest in the field, 67 percent less than the top paying company. 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


San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level Information Technology Consultants, 23 percent above 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 (+11 percent). Minneapolis is the lowest-paying area, 8 percent south of the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Denver (6 percent lower) and Los Angeles (2 percent lower).

Information Technology (IT) Consultant Advice

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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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Java
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Microsoft Sharepoint Server
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SQL
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Linux
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Microsoft SQL Server
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$61,000

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C++
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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 563 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 14%
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