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Technical Consultant Salary

Average Technical Consultants in the United States make around $71K per year. With some bonuses approaching $15K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $9K, overall incomes of Technical Consultants spread between $46K and $127K depending on individual performance. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the specific employer, followed by career duration and geography. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. For the most part, Technical Consultants enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Technical Consultants (83 percent) who took the survey are men. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$48,293 - $110,871
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$48K
$71K
$110K
MEDIAN: $71,019
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$13.88 - $103.20
(Median)
$14
$40
$100
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
$48,293 - $110,871  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,144  
Profit Sharing
$152.24 - $8,668  
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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$46,212 - $126,976  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,542
National Hourly Rate 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$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$13.88 - $103.20  
   
Overtime
$17.76 - $72.42  
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 - $15,144  
   
Commission
$193.92 - $33,702  
Profit Sharing
$152.24 - $8,668  
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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$46,212 - $126,976  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 250

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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 who advance into the role of a Solutions Architect are fairly uncommon. Solutions Architects on average earn $118K per year. Senior Technical Consultants or Information Technology Consultants are common next-step roles for Technical Consultants moving up in their careers; annual pay for Senior Technical Consultants is $25K higher on average, and it's $1K higher for Information Technology Consultants.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Technical Consultant


Hewlett-Packard Company, Sprint Nextel Corporation, Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, Deloitte Consulting LLP, and Perficient, Inc. are all popular places to work. Heading up the field in terms of compensation, ServiceNow offers the most; Technical Consultants earn $107K on average there. Also paying near the top of the field are Teradata Corp at $89K, Accenture at $84K, and Deloitte Consulting LLP, where Technical Consultants annually earn $80K.

Relative to other names in the field, compensation is very low at Sprint Nextel Corporation — the median salary comes to just $30K, 252 percent lower than the top payer. InfoSys Limited, Perficient, Inc., and Hewlett-Packard Company also rank near the bottom for pay, handing out $67K, $68K, and $69K-paychecks on average.

Popular Skills for Technical Consultant


Survey results imply that Technical Consultants deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. 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. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Office and Windows Operating System General Use. For most people, competency in IT Consulting indicates knowledge of 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.


Technical Consultants with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. 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. Technical Consultants who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $98K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $109K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 22 percent, Technical Consultants in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Technical Consultants will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+18 percent), Philadelphia (+16 percent), Boston (+10 percent), and Dallas (+9 percent). Technical Consultants in Indianapolis earn salaries far below the national average by 23 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Chicago and Seattle are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 9 percent lower and 5 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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Software Development
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National Average
$74,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 294 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: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 13%
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