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

For Entry-Level Information Technology Consultants, yearly wages usually total $60K annually. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level Information Technology Consultants approaches anywhere from $36K on the lower end to $89K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $10K from bonuses and upwards of $5K from profit sharing. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. A solid majority enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Entry-Level Information Technology Consultants are largely men, dominating the profession at 82 percent. The majority of Entry-Level Information Technology Consultants claim 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  
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 (?
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 - $9,746  
   
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  
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 all popular places to work. Pay for Entry-Level Information Technology Consultants is best at Accenture, which offers a median salary of $79K. However, the highest reported salaries don't seem to be much higher than the lowest ones; the pay range here runs from $60K to $99K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Deloitte Consulting LLP, Deloitte, and PricewaterhouseCoopers, top-paying firms where Entry-Level Information Technology Consultants rake in a respectable $77K, $75K, or $74K, respectively.
The pay scale is far from balanced at Sogeti USA LLC. While salaries on one end can reach $73K, the company's median pay sits at $55K, the lowest in the field. Workers also receive paychecks lighter than average at Protiviti Incorporated ($58K), CGI Group Inc. ($59K), and CGI Federal ($61K).

Pay Difference By Location

San Francisco
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Arlington
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Seattle
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Dallas
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$60,000
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Indianapolis
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For Entry-Level Information Technology Consultants, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 27 percent greater than the national average. Other big spenders include Arlington, Washington, Seattle, and New York, top-paying cities where Entry-Level Information Technology Consultants see paychecks higher than average (+22 percent, +14 percent, +11 percent, and +8 percent). The lowest-paying market is Indianapolis, which sits 6 percent below the national average.
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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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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 781 votes.

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%