Implementation Consultant Salary

Implementation Consultants in the United States take home an average $66K per year. Total incomes of Implementation Consultants incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $11K from bonuses and close to $10K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $49K and $99K. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the particular firm, followed by the particular city and experience level. Male Implementation Consultants are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 59 percent of the field. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Implementation Consultants. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$48,713 - $91,805
$49K
$67K
$92K
MEDIAN: $66,771
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$16.59 - $66.92
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MEDIAN: $28.91
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$0$98K
Salary $48,713 - $91,805
Bonus $1,005 - $11,406
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,017
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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$48,723 - $98,830
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 814
Hourly Data $0$66
Hourly Rate $16.59 - $66.92
Overtime $29.07 - $58.37
Annual Data $0$98K
Bonus $1,005 - $11,406
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,017
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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$48,723 - $98,830
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 40

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Job Description for Implementation Consultant

An implementation consultant's duties may vary widely across fields, but they most often travel to various job sites, and help with installation of various software or hardware solutions. Most implementation consultants are employed by large corporations, though some are hired by smaller firms as their client base grows and becomes more distributed.

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Implementation Consultant Tasks

  • Develop teaching aids including training handbooks, demonstration models, multimedia visual aids and reference works.
  • Work with internal and external customers to formulate teaching outlines and determine instructional methods.
  • Maintain working knowledge of the software application including all revisions.
  • Conduct systems training sessions in various settings for internal and external customers.
  • Achieve targets in terms of trainer evaluation scores and trainer productivity.

Common Career Paths for Implementation Consultant


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Implementation Consultants often transition into Information Technology Project Manager positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Information Technology Project Managers earn $86K per year. It is not unusual for an Implementation Consultant to become an Implementation Manager or an Implementation Specialist.

Implementation Consultant Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Implementation Consultant


Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP), Fast Enterprises, LLC, ADP National Accounts, Tyler Technologies, Inc., and Oracle Corp. are among the top companies that take on many Implementation Consultants. With a median salary of $82K, Fast Enterprises, LLC offers Implementation Consultants the highest pay. However, earnings don't seem to live on a large spectrum; they generally peter out at $69K and are capped at $91K. Implementation Consultants can also look forward to large paychecks at Tyler Technologies, Inc. ($77K), ADP National Accounts ($76K), and Allscripts Healthcare Solutions ($69K).

Oracle, Realpage, Inc., and Ad Astra Information Systems also scrape the bottom of the pay scale, with median earnings hovering around $52K, $53K, and $59K.

Popular Skills for Implementation Consultant


Survey takers working as Implementation Consultants report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Salesforce, Software Configuration, and SQL are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent, 7 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Client Interaction, Consulting Management, and Microsoft Excel. It is often found that people who know Implementation Analyst are also skilled in IT Consulting and Business Analysis. It is often found that people who know Project Management are also skilled in Training and Business Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Implementation Consultant

Pay by Experience for an Implementation Consultant has a positive trend. An entry-level Implementation Consultant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 500 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Implementation Consultant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 230 salaries. An experienced Implementation Consultant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 123 salaries. An Implementation Consultant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $86,000 based on 27 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $69,078

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

Phoenix is home to an above-average pay rate for Implementation Consultants, 21 percent higher than the national average. Implementation Consultants will also find cushy salaries in New York (+18 percent), Denver (+13 percent), Washington (+10 percent), and Boston (+9 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in an Implementation Consultant's salary, with Indianapolis Implementation Consultants earning salaries that are 26 percent less than the national average. Employers in Austin and Cincinnati also lean toward paying below-median salaries (20 percent lower and 19 percent lower, respectively).

Implementation Consultant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Implementation Consultant?

Implementation Consultant in Dallas:
"Customer Relations."
Pros: I enjoy being able to work closely with the customer to ensure their needs, wants, and expectations are met in regards to maintaining the project plan within the defined SLA, training the end-users on how to utilize the software, as well as sustaining customer/product follow-up to ensure stakeholder satisfaction and product satisfaction.
Cons: The 90% travel time on the road. The lack of communications between certain upper-management team members and the customer.

Implementation Consultant in Gainesville:
"Good with the Bad."
Pros: Presenting, intellectually stimulating, room for upward mobility, work a diverse selction of Fortune 500 companies.
Cons: Sporadic travel schedule, confusing product.

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Key Stats for Implementation Consultant

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 137 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Implementation Consultant Salaries

▲25%

▲19%

▲7%

National Average
$69,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Implementation Consultant Salaries

Salesforce
▲21%

Software Configuration
▲7%

SQL
▲6%





Microsoft SQL Server
▲2%

National Average
$69,000

Implementation Analyst
▼1%


Oral / Verbal Communication
▼2%

▼4%


Consulting Management
▼12%

Client Interaction
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 137 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 77%
no benefits
None: 8%
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