Technical Consultant in Chicago, Illinois Salary

For Technical Consultants in Chicago, Ill., annual average wages total $70K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Chicago Technical Consultants. The vast majority (83 percent) of Technical Consultants in Chicago who answered the questionnaire are male. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$58,179 - $113,372
$58K
$70K
$110K
MEDIAN: $70,441
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$20.00 - $66.56
$35
MEDIAN: $35.00
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$58,179 - $113,372  
   
Bonus
$1,536 - $16,875  
Profit Sharing
$4,950  
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$55,643 - $120,932  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 74
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Hourly Rate
$35.00  
   
Overtime
$48.67  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,536 - $16,875  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,950  
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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$55,643 - $120,932  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9
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About Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
2,720,556
Male:
1,320,015 (48.5%)
Female:
1,400,541 (51.5%)
Chicago (/ʃᵻˈkɑːɡoʊ/ or /ʃᵻˈkɔːɡoʊ/), officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States, and the county seat of Cook County. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the U.S. Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation: O'Hare International Airport is the second-busiest airport in the world when measured by aircraft traffic; the region also has the largest number of U.S. highways and rail road freight. In 2012, Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research...
Chicago:
$50,702
Illinois:
$59,588
$985
Chicago:
$238,500
Illinois:
$180,300
6.3%

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Pay by Experience Level for Technical Consultant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


The average beginner in this position makes around $71K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $95K. Six-figure salaries surface after one to two decades on the job — experienced professionals in this group reap a six-figure median of $106K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $89K by contrast.

Key Stats for Technical Consultant

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Technical Consultant Salaries

Experienced
▲39%

▲24%

Late-Career
▲17%

National Average
$76,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Technical Consultant Salaries

Java/J2EE
▲30%

Java
▲18%


Microsoft Office
▲12%

Project Management
▲11%

C# Programming Language
▲9%


National Average
$76,000

Data Analysis
▼1%

SQL
▼5%

Software Development
▼5%

C#
▼8%

Microsoft SQL Server
▼8%

PL/SQL
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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