Software Consultant Salary

Software Consultants in the United States pull down an average of $72K annually. Overall cash earnings for Software Consultants stretch from $50K on the lower end to $132K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $15K from bonuses and $8K from profit sharing. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the particular firm, though experience level and location have a (lesser) impact as well. Job satisfaction for Software Consultants is high. Male Software Consultants far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$48,465 - $107,166
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$48K
$72K
$110K
MEDIAN: $71,814
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$24.18 - $120.90
(Median)
$24
$60
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MEDIAN: $60
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,465 - $107,166  
   
Bonus
$247.03 - $15,171  
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $8,243  
Commission
$-0.50 - $58,175  
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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$50,214 - $131,625  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,196
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$24.18 - $120.90  
   
Overtime
$20.35 - $69.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$247.03 - $15,171  
   
Commission
$-0.50 - $58,175  
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $8,243  
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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$50,214 - $131,625  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 175

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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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Software Consultants who move on to become Senior Software Engineers may enjoy significant pay raises, as Senior Software Engineers get paid an average of $93K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Software Consultant


Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Software Consultants include AirWatch, Sogeti USA LLC, Capgemini, International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., and Red Hat, Inc. The biggest paychecks can be found at International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. — the median salary there is $124K. Other big spenders include Slalom Consulting, Deloitte Consulting LLP, and Capgemini, top-paying firms where Software Consultants see paychecks nearing $118K, $90K, or $81K.

With a median employee salary of $64K, Sogeti USA LLC pays significantly less than its competitors (about half the top paying employer's rate). AirWatch, Quorum Business Solutions, Inc., and Red Hat, Inc. are a few other employers known for handing out relatively lightweight salaries ($74K, $75K, and $75K respectively).

Popular Skills for Software Consultant


Software Consultants seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in .NET, ASP.NET, C++, and Java/J2EE are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 11 percent and 15 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Java and Salesforce. Most people familiar with SQL also know Java and Software Development. For most people, competency in C# indicates knowledge of Software Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Software Consultant

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


Software Consultants generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $65K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $83K. Between one and two decades on the job, average salaries pass the six-figure mark at around $104K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $123K.

Pay Difference by Location


Boston offers some of the highest pay in the country for Software Consultants, 23 percent above the national average. Software Consultants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+18 percent), Los Angeles (+17 percent), Denver (+8 percent), and New York (+7 percent). Software Consultants' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Software Consultants in Kansas City bring in salaries that are 20 percent lower than the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Columbus (15 percent lower) and Austin (12 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Software Consultant Salaries




National Average
$77,000


Skills That Affect Software Consultant Salaries

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$77,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 290 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

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