Technical Consultant Salary

Technical Consultants in the United States can expect to earn an average of $71K per year. Cash earnings for Technical Consultants — including $15K in bonuses and $9K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $46K to $127K depending on individual performance. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the specific employer, followed by career length and geographic location. The vast majority of Technical Consultants (83 percent) survey respondents are men. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Technical Consultants is high. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$48,143 - $110,969
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$48K
$71K
$110K
MEDIAN: $71,085
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$13.84 - $103.84
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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
$48,143 - $110,969  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,107  
Profit Sharing
$10.14 - $8,792  
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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$46,013 - $126,836  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,491
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$13.84 - $103.84  
   
Overtime
$17.31 - $71.04  
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 - $15,107  
   
Commission
$193.92 - $33,702  
Profit Sharing
$10.14 - $8,792  
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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$46,013 - $126,836  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 244

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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.

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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. Technical Consultants flock to ServiceNow for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $107K lead the pack in compensation. Other employers shelling out big bucks include Teradata Corp, Accenture, and Deloitte Consulting LLP, where Technical Consultants typically earn around $89K, $84K, or $80K, respectively.

The smallest paychecks in the field are found at Sprint Nextel Corporation, where the median salary is a mere $30K, 252 percent lower than the top payer. Also approaching the lower end are InfoSys Limited at $67K, Perficient, Inc. at $68K, and PricewaterhouseCoopers at $69K.

Popular Skills for Technical Consultant


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set 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 9 percent and 13 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Office and Windows Operating System General Use. Skill sets containing Technical Analysis also tend to include Project Management, Data Analysis, and SQL. Those educated in IT Consulting tend to be well versed in 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 rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $66K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $83K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $98K in this role. 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 $110K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Technical Consultants, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Technical Consultants will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+15 percent), Boston (+11 percent), Denver (+10 percent), and Dallas (+9 percent). Indianapolis, Chicago, and Minneapolis — each tucked away in the Midwest — report salaries below the national rate for Technical Consultants, labeling the region an undesirable location for those looking to make more money in this profession. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Chicago and Minneapolis (10 percent lower and 9 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 295 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 13%