Technical Consultant Salary

For Technical Consultants, yearly average wages total $71K annually. Overall compensation packages to Technical Consultants range from $46K on the low end to $127K on the high end; this includes bonuses that peak near $15K and profit sharing that approaches $8K, with some high rollers snagging commissions as high as $34K. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure and geographic location. The vast majority (83 percent) of Technical Consultants who answered the questionnaire are male. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Technical Consultants is high. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$48,201 - $110,953
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$48K
$71K
$110K
MEDIAN: $70,941
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$13.93 - $102.41
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MEDIAN: $39.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,201 - $110,953  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,097  
Profit Sharing
$156.40 - $8,460  
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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$46,005 - $127,044  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,607
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$13.93 - $102.41  
   
Overtime
$13.68 - $78.91  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,097  
   
Commission
$193.92 - $33,702  
Profit Sharing
$156.40 - $8,460  
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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$46,005 - $127,044  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 259
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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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At the upper end, Technical Consultants who move into a Solutions Architect role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Solutions Architects is a much higher $118K per year. Technical Consultants moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Senior Technical Consultants or Information Technology Consultants. The median paychecks in those roles are $25K higher and $1K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Technical Consultant


Hewlett-Packard Company, Sprint Nextel Corporation, Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, Perficient, Inc., and Deloitte Consulting LLP are among the top companies that take on many Technical Consultants. Technical Consultants seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at ServiceNow, where the average salary comes to $107K. Other employers shelling out big bucks include Teradata Corp, Accenture, and Deloitte Consulting LLP, where Technical Consultants typically earn around $89K, $84K, or $80K, respectively.

Sprint Nextel Corporation offers the least pay with a median salary of $31K; furthermore, salaries there max out at only $39K. Kronos And Inc, InfoSys Limited and Hewlett-Packard Company are three other employers with a reputation for below-average pay, showing salaries around $48K, $67K, and $69K.

Popular Skills for Technical Consultant


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Java/J2EE, PL/SQL, and JavaScript are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 9 percent and 12 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Windows Operating System General Use and Microsoft Office. The majority of those who know IT Consulting also know SQL. Those familiar with Technical Analysis tend to be well versed 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.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $66K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $83K. Technical Consultants bring in $98K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $111K.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Technical Consultants that is 23 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Technical Consultants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+18 percent), Philadelphia (+15 percent), Arlington (+12 percent), and Los Angeles (+11 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Technical Consultants in Indianapolis earning a whopping 23 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Chicago and Atlanta (9 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
$74,000


Skills That Affect Technical Consultant Salaries


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National Average
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 297 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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