Technical Consultant Salary

The average Technical Consultant in the United States earns approximately $73K per year. The final incomes of Technical Consultants generally vary between $46K and $124K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses, profit sharing, and commissions as high as $15K, $10K, and $62K, respectively. While career duration and location impact pay for this group, the company is the most influential factor. Most Technical Consultants survey respondents are men (75 percent). Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$48,257 - $111,950
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$73K
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MEDIAN: $72,819
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$14.26 - $102.50
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MEDIAN: $35.52
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,257 - $111,950  
   
Bonus
$973 - $14,748  
Profit Sharing
$15.00 - $9,759  
Commission
$203.47 - $62,201  
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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$45,919 - $124,352  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,408
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$14.26 - $102.50  
   
Overtime
$13.91 - $90.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$973 - $14,748  
   
Commission
$203.47 - $62,201  
Profit Sharing
$15.00 - $9,759  
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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$45,919 - $124,352  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 187

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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

  • Visit customers and provide hands-on training in their local environment.
  • Install, upgrade, maintain, and evaluate products and services.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve technical and equipment problems remotely and on-site.

Common Career Paths for Technical Consultant


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Technical Consultants may progress into high-paying roles like Solutions Architect, where median compensation is $119K annually. A Technical Consultant may also move into a role as a Senior Technical Consultant or an Information Technology Consultant.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Technical Consultant


Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Technical Consultants include Hewlett-Packard Company, Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, Microsoft Corp, Deloitte Consulting LLP, and Sprint Nextel Corporation. Those at Wipro Technologies Ltd. can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $95K. Other employers shelling out big bucks include Accenture, Deloitte, and Deloitte Consulting LLP, where Technical Consultants typically earn around $89K, $87K, or $86K, respectively.

Technical Consultants will find the worst pay at Sprint Nextel Corporation, where the median salary crawls in at $33K. Furthermore, compensation is curbed at $39K, leaving little room for growth. Other low-paying employers include Hewlett-Packard Company at $63K and Perficient, Inc. at $66K, though some Technical Consultants there earn up to $85K.

Popular Skills for Technical Consultant


Survey takers working as Technical Consultants report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Software Development, System Integration, JavaScript, and C# Programming Language are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 9 percent and 11 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Windows Operating System General Use, Microsoft Office, and SQL. Those proficient in IT Consulting are, more often than not, also skilled in Data Analysis and SQL. The majority of those who know Technical Analysis also know Project Management and Data Analysis.

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. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $68K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $84K. For Technical Consultants, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $97K. 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 $104K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $75,445

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Technical Consultants that is 30 percent greater than the national average, Houston offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Technical Consultants will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+19 percent), Arlington (+11 percent), New York (+10 percent), and Austin (+4 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 11 percent south of the national average, can be found in Pittsburgh. Workers in Los Angeles and Indianapolis earn less than others in this profession; their salaries fall short of the national average by 7 percent.

Technical Consultant Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Technical Consultant

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 197 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Technical Consultant Salaries

▲38%

▲28%

▲11%

National Average
$75,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Technical Consultant Salaries



▲9%



C#
▲4%


▲3%


Microsoft SQL Server
▼0%

National Average
$75,000


SQL
▼3%




Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 197 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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