Technical Consultant Salary

The average Technical Consultant in the United States earns approximately $71K per year. Bonuses, profit sharing, and commission all factor into final incomes for Technical Consultants. Ranging between $46K near the bottom and $127K near the top, total earnings can include up to $15K from bonuses and up to $9K from profit sharing, with a high-performing minority reaping commissions of $45K. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the company, but experience level and geography are influential factors as well. The vast majority of Technical Consultants (81 percent) survey respondents are men. The majority of Technical Consultants claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$48,085 - $112,225
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MEDIAN: $71,381
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$14.39 - $103.29
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MEDIAN: $39.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,085 - $112,225  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,040  
Profit Sharing
$153.19 - $8,637  
Commission
$195.74 - $45,302  
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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$46,233 - $127,471  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,912
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$14.39 - $103.29  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$14.53 - $90.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,040  
   
Commission
$195.74 - $45,302  
Profit Sharing
$153.19 - $8,637  
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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$46,233 - $127,471  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 298
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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' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Solutions Architect. The average Solutions Architect brings home $119K per year. A Technical Consultant often moves on to become a Senior Technical Consultant or an Information Technology Consultant.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Technical Consultant


Hewlett-Packard Company, Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, Sprint Nextel Corporation, Deloitte Consulting LLP, and Perficient, Inc. are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Technical Consultants. The biggest paychecks can be found at ServiceNow — the median salary there is $105K. Soaring salaries can also be found at Teradata Corp, Accenture, and Deloitte, where earnings of $89K, $87K, or $85K are standard for Technical Consultants.

Salaries are easily beat at Sprint Nextel Corporation, where median pay comes to just $31K, the lowest in the field. What's more, with base pay starting at $24K and ending at $39K, range in salary is rather small. Also approaching the lower end are EY (Ernst & Young) at $68K, InfoSys Limited at $68K, and Perficient, Inc. at $70K.

Popular Skills for Technical Consultant


Technical Consultants seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Java/J2EE, PL/SQL, Project Management, and C# are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 13 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Windows Operating System General Use and Microsoft Office. Most people skilled in IT Consulting are similarly competent in SQL. It is often found that people who know Technical Analysis are also skilled in 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. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $66K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $83K. Technical Consultants see a median salary of $98K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Technical Consultants who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $106K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $74,562

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Technical Consultants will find that Houston offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 19 percent. Technical Consultants will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+14 percent), San Francisco (+13 percent), Arlington (+12 percent), and Philadelphia (+12 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Indianapolis Technical Consultants earning much less — 22 percent less — than the national average. Chicago and Atlanta are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 7 percent lower and 2 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
$75,000


Skills That Affect Technical Consultant Salaries

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C#
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Linux
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National Average
$75,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 321 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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