Technical Consultant Salary

An average Technical Consultant in the United States can expect to take home roughly $71K annually. Overall cash earnings for Technical Consultants stretch from $46K on the lower end to $127K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $15K from bonuses and $8K from profit sharing. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level and geographic location. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Men make up the vast majority of Technical Consultants (83 percent) who took the survey. Job satisfaction for Technical Consultants is high. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$48,131 - $111,380
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$48K
$71K
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MEDIAN: $70,998
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$13.98 - $102.66
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MEDIAN: $40
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,131 - $111,380  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,078  
Profit Sharing
$156.94 - $8,410  
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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$46,229 - $127,255  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,617
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$13.98 - $102.66  
   
Overtime
$13.50 - $80.00  
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 - $15,078  
   
Commission
$193.92 - $33,702  
Profit Sharing
$156.94 - $8,410  
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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$46,229 - $127,255  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 256
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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 go on to become Solutions Architects may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Solutions Architects is $118K annually. It is not uncommon for a Technical Consultant to continue 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, Sprint Nextel Corporation, Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, Deloitte Consulting LLP, and Perficient, Inc. are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Technical Consultants. The biggest paychecks can be found at ServiceNow — the median salary there is $107K. Teradata Corp, Accenture, and Deloitte Consulting LLP also offer top salaries for Technical Consultants. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $89K, $84K, and $79K, respectively.

Sprint Nextel Corporation pays significantly less than other places with a median salary of $31K, 250 percent less than the top paying company. Kronos And Inc, InfoSys Limited, and Perficient, Inc. also rank near the bottom for pay, handing out $48K, $67K, and $69K-paychecks on average.

Popular Skills for Technical Consultant


Survey takers working as Technical Consultants report using a large range of professional skills. 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 12 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Windows Operating System General Use and Microsoft Office. Most people who know Technical Analysis also know Project Management, Data Analysis, and SQL. Most people skilled in IT Consulting are similarly competent in 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, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $66K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $83K. For Technical Consultants, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $98K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $111K.

Pay Difference by Location


San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Technical Consultants, 24 percent above the national average. Technical Consultants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+18 percent), Philadelphia (+15 percent), Arlington (+12 percent), and Los Angeles (+10 percent). Compared to the national average, Indianapolis Technical Consultants have considerably lower salaries, 23 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Below-median salaries also turn up in Chicago and Seattle (8 percent lower and 3 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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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: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 13%
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