Technical Consultant Salary

Pay for Technical Consultants in the United States sits in the ballpark of $71K per year. In the world of Technical Consultants, overall cash earnings stretch from $46K near the bottom to $127K near the top; these packages encompass bonuses that run close to $15K and profit sharing that can (albeit rarely) exceed $9K, along with commissions approaching $45K. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the specific employer, followed by career duration and location. There are far more male Technical Consultants survey respondents than women, making up 81 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$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 among the top companies that take on many Technical Consultants. For Technical Consultants, comfortable salaries can be found at ServiceNow; in fact, median earnings sit around $105K, the highest in the area. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Teradata Corp, Accenture, and Deloitte, top-paying firms where Technical Consultants rake in a $89K, $87K, or $85K, respectively.

The lowest pay by far can be found at Sprint Nextel Corporation — this employer offers a median salary of $31K, 241 percent lower than the top payer. EY (Ernst & Young), InfoSys Limited and Perficient, Inc. are three other employers with a reputation for below-average pay, showing salaries around $68K, $68K, and $70K.

Popular Skills for Technical Consultant


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. 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 are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Windows Operating System General Use and Microsoft Office. Those proficient in IT Consulting are, more often than not, also skilled in SQL. Those proficient in Technical Analysis are, more often than not, 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.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Technical Consultants. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $66K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $83K. On average, Technical Consultants make $98K following one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $106K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $74,562

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Home to some of the best pay for Technical Consultants, Houston offers exceptional salaries, 19 percent above the national average. Technical Consultants will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+14 percent), San Francisco (+13 percent), Arlington (+12 percent), and Philadelphia (+12 percent). Compared to the national average, Indianapolis Technical Consultants have considerably lower salaries, 22 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Chicago (7 percent lower) and Atlanta (2 percent lower).

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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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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