Software Consultant Salary

Pay for Software Consultants in the United States sits in the ballpark of $72K annually. With some bonuses approaching $16K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $8K, overall incomes of Software Consultants spread between $50K and $134K depending on individual performance. While career length and location impact pay for this group, the specific employer is the most influential factor. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Work is enjoyable for Software Consultants, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Software Consultants who answered the questionnnaire. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$48,260 - $110,402
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$48K
$72K
$110K
MEDIAN: $72,197
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$24.20 - $120.24
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MEDIAN: $59.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,260 - $110,402  
   
Bonus
$488.90 - $15,512  
Profit Sharing
$387.83 - $8,292  
Commission
$0.00 - $59,392  
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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$50,124 - $134,377  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,435
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$24.20 - $120.24  
   
Overtime
$20.20 - $70.83  
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$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$488.90 - $15,512  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $59,392  
Profit Sharing
$387.83 - $8,292  
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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$50,124 - $134,377  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 219
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Job Description for Software Consultant

A software consultant helps a company moderate and effectively manage their technological content. Software consultants may handle many different types of software and the data they contain, which could include web content (websites and website code), document management, and digital records and asset management. This individual enables to organization to manage these components effectively and safely within the company's specifications. Software consultants may also work with clients in a service-based atmosphere. Some consultants work on a client-by-client basis in areas such as website construction and internet advertising. They may also work within the company, helping meet software needs of departments such as marketing and social media.

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Software Consultant Tasks

  • Design software systems customized for specific tasks or industries.
  • Provide technical support and troubleshooting services for clients.
  • Analyze a company’s computer system and determine how to use software to make processes more efficient.

Common Career Paths for Software Consultant


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Advancing into a Senior Software Engineer role seems to be a popular career move for Software Consultants, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $106K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Software Consultant


Software Consultants fill the offices of leading firms Sogeti USA LLC, Red Hat, Inc., Capgemini, AirWatch, and Slalom Consulting. Software Consultants flock to International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $124K lead the pack in compensation. Soaring salaries can also be found at Slalom Consulting, NTT America, Inc., and InfoSys Limited, where earnings of $118K, $98K, or $94K are standard for Software Consultants.

Sogeti USA LLC offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $64K. There's also little variation in pay at the company, with pay ranging from $57K to $82K. Manhattan Associates, AirWatch, and Quorum Business Solutions, Inc. also scrape the bottom of the pay scale, with median earnings hovering around $70K, $74K, and $75K.

Popular Skills for Software Consultant


Software Consultants seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in ASP.NET, .NET, C#, and C++ are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 11 percent and 15 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Java and JavaScript. Most people who know SQL also know C# and Java. Most people experienced in Software Development also know Java and C#.

Pay by Experience Level for Software Consultant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Software Consultants with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $67K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $85K on average — a distinctly larger sum. After 10 to 20 years, professionals can make it pretty big; the median salary sits in the six-figure neighborhood of $106K. Software Consultants with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $124K.

Pay Difference by Location

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National Average: $77,606

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For Software Consultants, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 23 percent greater than the national average. Software Consultants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+21 percent), Los Angeles (+19 percent), New York (+13 percent), and Denver (+12 percent). Columbus is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 14 percent. Employers also pay below the national average in Austin (13 percent lower) and Indianapolis (11 percent lower).

Software Consultant Reviews

What is it like working as a Software Consultant?

Software Consultant in New York:
Pros: The challenge with each new client encountered. Their requirements are different which allows us to think outside of the box.
Cons: Can get monotonous.

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Experience Affects Software Consultant Salaries




National Average
$78,000


Skills That Affect Software Consultant Salaries

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C#
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National Average
$78,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 282 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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