Technical Consultant Salary

An average Technical Consultant in the United States can expect to take home roughly $73K annually. Total cash earnings of Technical Consultants range from $47K on the low end to $125K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $15K and $10K, respectively. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the specific employer, but career duration and location are influential factors as well. Work is enjoyable for Technical Consultants, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Making up 76 percent of those who took the survey, male Technical Consultants greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$49,031 - $112,961
$49K
$73K
$110K
MEDIAN: $73,487
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$14.86 - $112.55
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MEDIAN: $35.93
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,031 - $112,961  
   
Bonus
$980 - $14,745  
Profit Sharing
$96.58 - $9,967  
Commission
$5,817 - $61,825  
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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$47,442 - $125,452  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,426
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$14.86 - $112.55  
   
Overtime
$17.75 - $89.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$980 - $14,745  
   
Commission
$5,817 - $61,825  
Profit Sharing
$96.58 - $9,967  
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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$47,442 - $125,452  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 202

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Job Description for Technical Consultant

Most technical consultants are hired for projects requiring significant knowledge in a particular technical area. They are usually hired through a consulting or staffing firm, and they often must be able to learn components such as software quickly when placed within a company. Technical consultants need to be able to provide expertise, advice, and support to the company.

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Technical Consultant Tasks

  • Troubleshoot and resolve technical and equipment problems remotely and on-site.
  • Install, upgrade, maintain, and evaluate products and services.
  • Visit customers and provide hands-on training in their local environment.

Common Career Paths for Technical Consultant


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Technical Consultants who transition into a Solutions Architect role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $119K per year. Becoming a Senior Technical Consultant or an Information Technology Consultant is a common transition from a Technical Consultant role.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Technical Consultant


Leading companies who hire large numbers of Technical Consultants include Hewlett-Packard Company, Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, Microsoft Corp, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and Deloitte & Touche LLP. For Technical Consultants, comfortable salaries can be found at Wipro Technologies Ltd.; in fact, median earnings sit around $95K, the highest in the area. Soaring salaries can also be found at Teradata Corp, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Deloitte Consulting LLP, where earnings of $89K, $86K, or $83K are standard for Technical Consultants.

Employees at Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, EY (Ernst & Young), and Hewlett Packard Enterprise can also expect below-average earnings of $67K, $70K, and $70K.

Popular Skills for Technical Consultant


Technical Consultants seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Software Development, System Integration, JavaScript, and C# Programming Language are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 9 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Windows Operating System General Use, Microsoft Office, and SQL. Most people skilled in Technical Analysis are similarly competent in Project Management and Data Analysis. Most people familiar with IT Consulting also know Data Analysis and SQL.

Pay by Experience Level for Technical Consultant

Pay by Experience for a Technical Consultant has a positive trend. An entry-level Technical Consultant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 823 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Technical Consultant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 469 salaries. An experienced Technical Consultant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $95,000 based on 360 salaries. A Technical Consultant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $104,000 based on 166 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $76,337

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

For those looking to make money, Technical Consultants in Houston enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 25 percent above the national average. Technical Consultants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+21 percent), Arlington (+10 percent), New York (+10 percent), and Philadelphia (+8 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 13 percent south of the national average, can be found in Pittsburgh. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Washington and Minneapolis (6 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

Technical Consultant Reviews

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

Technical Consultant in Martinez:
"Flexibility And Freedom."
Pros: Flexible hours and freedom of location and work environment.
Cons: Little to no social interaction, unreliable workload, unreliable paycheck.

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Key Stats for Technical Consultant

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 220 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Technical Consultant Salaries

▲37%

▲25%

▲9%

National Average
$76,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Technical Consultant Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 220 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 15%
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