Software Consultant Salary

Software Consultants in the United States take home approximately $73K annually on average. The range in cash compensation to Software Consultants (largely between $52K and $136K) includes potential earnings of $15K from bonuses, $12K from profit sharing, and commissions of $49K in exceptional cases. This group's pay is mainly influenced by experience level, followed by the specific employer and geographic location. Most Software Consultants survey respondents are men (76 percent). Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$49,912 - $113,234
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$73K
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MEDIAN: $72,889
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$22.99 - $121.31
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MEDIAN: $57.46
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,912 - $113,234  
   
Bonus
$1,039 - $14,848  
Profit Sharing
$397.32 - $11,745  
Commission
$-0.50 - $48,936  
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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$51,916 - $135,818  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 650
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$22.99 - $121.31  
   
Overtime
$26.72 - $73.97  
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
$1,039 - $14,848  
   
Commission
$-0.50 - $48,936  
Profit Sharing
$397.32 - $11,745  
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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$51,916 - $135,818  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 112

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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.
  • Analyze a company's computer system and determine how to use software to make processes more efficient.
  • Provide technical support and troubleshooting services for clients.

Common Career Paths for Software Consultant


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As Software Consultants transition into upper-level roles such as Solutions Architect, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Solutions Architects earn $119K on average per year. It is quite typical for Software Consultants to transition into roles as Senior Software Engineers or Information Technology Project Managers, where reported median earnings are $29K and $7K higher per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Software Consultant


Many Software Consultants can be found at Pariveda Solutions, AirWatch, NTT America, Inc., International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., and Red Hat, Inc., firms that are at the top of the field. International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $124K. Software Consultants can also look forward to large paychecks at Slalom Consulting ($102K), NTT America, Inc. ($98K), and Capgemini ($96K).

Also approaching the lower end are Manhattan Associates at $69K, Quorum Business Solutions, Inc. at $75K, and AirWatch at $75K.

Popular Skills for Software Consultant


Software Consultants seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in ASP.NET, C#, C++, and .NET are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 14 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Data Analysis, Software Knowledge, and Project Management. Most people experienced in SQL also know C# and Java. Most people skilled in Software Development are similarly competent in Java and C#.

Pay by Experience Level for Software Consultant

Pay by Experience for a Software Consultant has a positive trend. An entry-level Software Consultant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 432 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Software Consultant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $91,000 based on 220 salaries. An experienced Software Consultant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $111,000 based on 199 salaries. A Software Consultant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $128,000 based on 59 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $78,578

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Software Consultants, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Software Consultants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+16 percent), Boston (+16 percent), Washington (+8 percent), and Denver (+3 percent). With compensation 14 percent below the national average, Austin is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Minneapolis (14 percent less) and Indianapolis (12 percent less).

Software Consultant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Software Consultant?

Software Consultant in Dallas:
"Work Flexibility."
Pros: Ability to work remote 100% from home. Report to a very knowledgeable and helpful Director. Being able to interface with customers at all levels to ensure their needs, wants, and expectations are met in regards to the implementation of the software.
Cons: I travel 90% of the time. Living out of a hotel while on the road. Being gone for 2 or 3 weeks at a time.

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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Key Stats for Software Consultant

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 116 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Software Consultant Salaries

▲63%

▲41%

▲16%

National Average
$79,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Software Consultant Salaries

▲14%

C#
▲9%

C++
▲8%

▲6%




SQL
▲1%

Java
▲1%

IT Consulting
▼0%


JavaScript
▼0%

National Average
$79,000




Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 116 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 14%
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