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Technical Consultant Salary (United States)

Technical Consultants in the United States pull down an average of $71K annually. The range in cash compensation to Technical Consultants (largely between $46K and $128K) includes potential earnings of $15K from bonuses, $9K from profit sharing, and commissions of $33K in exceptional cases. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the specific employer, followed by years of experience and geography. A solid majority enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Men account for the majority of Technical Consultants — 83 percent to be exact. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
Technical Consultant Salary (?
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$47,843 - $111,398
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MEDIAN: $70,738
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Technical Consultant Salary (?
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$13.96 - $107.82
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$47,843 - $111,398  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,291  
Profit Sharing
$161.36 - $8,825  
Commission
$-0.50 - $32,779  
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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$45,587 - $127,517  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,139
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Hourly Rate
$13.96 - $107.82  
   
Overtime
$19.23 - $88.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,291  
   
Commission
$-0.50 - $32,779  
Profit Sharing
$161.36 - $8,825  
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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$45,587 - $127,517  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 201
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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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Though some Technical Consultants move into positions like Solutions Architect (where the average salary is $116K), this progression is not the norm. A common career progression for a Technical Consultant is to become a Senior Technical Consultant or an Information Technology Consultant. Compared to Technical Consultants, the first group earns $24K more on average, and the second group earns $2K more.

Technical Consultant Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Technical Consultant

Dominating the field, Hewlett-Packard Company, Sprint Nextel Corporation, Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, Deloitte Consulting LLP, and Perficient, Inc. are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Technical Consultants. SAS Institute Inc. offers the largest salaries in town ($80K on average), but the considerable range in workers' salaries creates a rather varied pay scale that stretches from $66K to $119K. Soaring salaries can also be found at Accenture, Deloitte Consulting LLP, and Deloitte & Touche LLP, where earnings of $80K, $79K, or $78K are standard for Technical Consultants.
The lowest pay by far can be found at Sprint Nextel Corporation — this employer offers a median salary of $31K, 159 percent less than the top paying company. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Booz, Allen, and Hamilton at $72K, and Perficient, Inc. where $73K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Technical Consultants there earn up to $113K.

Popular Skills for Technical Consultant

Technical Consultants seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Java/J2EE, Project Management, Software Development, and IT Consulting are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 19 percent, 13 percent, 5 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Office, Windows Operating System General Use, and Data Analysis. People who know Technical Analysis usually also know Project Management, Data Analysis, and SQL. Those familiar with IT Consulting also tend to know 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 worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $65K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $82K. Technical Consultants who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $97K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $111K. In this field, workers tend to have anywhere from one to nine years of experience — of those surveyed, more than half land within this range. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up a little less than one-fifth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than one-tenth, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining approximately one-eighth.

Pay Difference By Location

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Home to some of the best pay for Technical Consultants, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 25 percent above the national average. Other big spenders include Philadelphia, Houston, Boston, and Denver, top-paying cities where Technical Consultants see paychecks higher than average (+15 percent, +15 percent, +12 percent, and +8 percent). For Technical Consultants, less-than-desirable salaries can be found in the Midwest: Indianapolis, Chicago, and Minneapolis offer unpopular pay rates — less than the national average for those in this field and lower than any other city in the United States as well. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Chicago and Minneapolis (10 percent lower and 8 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

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$74,000

Skills That Affect Technical Consultant Salaries

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IT Consulting
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C#
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Technical Analysis
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Microsoft SQL Server
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$74,000
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Java
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
17%
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Male
83%
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Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 13%