Technical Consultant Salary

For Technical Consultants, annual average wages total $71K per year. Total cash compensation for Technical Consultants runs from $46K to $127K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $15K and profit sharing that can reach almost $8K. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length and location. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Men account for the majority of Technical Consultants who responded to the questionnaire — 83 percent to be exact. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$48,019 - $111,489

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$13.99 - $102.58

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,019 - $111,489  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,066  
Profit Sharing
$158.00 - $8,310  
Commission
$193.92 - $33,702  
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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$46,219 - $127,038  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,640
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$13.99 - $102.58  
   
Overtime
$14.43 - $81.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,066  
   
Commission
$193.92 - $33,702  
Profit Sharing
$158.00 - $8,310  
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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$46,219 - $127,038  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 257
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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 may progress into high-paying roles like Solutions Architect, where median compensation is $118K annually. Becoming a Senior Technical Consultant or an Information Technology Consultant is often the next step for a Technical Consultant.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Technical Consultant


Technical Consultants fill the offices of leading firms Hewlett-Packard Company, Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, Sprint Nextel Corporation, Deloitte Consulting LLP, and Perficient, Inc. For Technical Consultants, comfortable salaries can be found at ServiceNow; in fact, median earnings sit around $107K, the highest in the area. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Teradata Corp, Accenture, and Deloitte Consulting LLP, top-paying firms where Technical Consultants rake in a comfortable $89K, $84K, or $79K, respectively.

Not only do salaries lack room to grow — pay ranges from $24K to just $39K — but Sprint Nextel Corporation offers the lowest pay in town to boot, with a median paycheck of $30K. Kronos And Inc, InfoSys Limited and Perficient, Inc. are three other employers with a reputation for below-average pay, showing salaries around $48K, $67K, and $69K.

Popular Skills for Technical Consultant


Survey results imply that Technical Consultants deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Java/J2EE, PL/SQL, and C# are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 10 percent and 13 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Windows Operating System General Use and Microsoft Office. For most people, competency in IT Consulting indicates knowledge of SQL. People who know Technical Analysis usually also know Project Management, Data Analysis, and SQL.

Pay by Experience Level for Technical Consultant

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


For many Technical Consultants, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. The average beginner in this position makes around $66K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $83K. For Technical Consultants, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $99K. Technical Consultants who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $111K.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Technical Consultants that is 22 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Technical Consultants will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+17 percent), Philadelphia (+15 percent), Arlington (+12 percent), and Dallas (+11 percent). The lowest-paying market is Indianapolis, which sits 23 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Below-median salaries also turn up in Chicago and Seattle (8 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively).

Technical Consultant Reviews

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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Experience Affects Technical Consultant Salaries




National Average
$74,000


Skills That Affect Technical Consultant Salaries


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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 293 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 13%
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