$53,047
Avg. Salary
$19.56
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$3,002

Bonus

$2,440

Profit Sharing

$2,999

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Implementation Specialist is $19.56 per hour.

The median Implementation Specialist has a base pay of $53,047. Salaries generally range from $40k to $77k. The median bonus is $3,002. Skills that can affect salary include Implementation Analyst, Customer Service, Project Management, Training, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Software Knowledge, Business Analysis, Information Technology (IT) Support, SQL, Data Analysis, Strategic Project Management, Project Coordinating, Salesforce, Microsoft Excel, Software Installation & Upgrade.
$14.29
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$19.56
50%
$28.34
90%
MEDIAN $19.56
$40k
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$53k
50%
$77k
90%
MEDIAN $53,047
$39,719 - $77,441
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MEDIAN: $53,047
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$0$77K
Salary $39,719 - $77,441
Bonus $515 - $9,957
Profit Sharing $265 - $9,274
Commission $1,179 - $16,000
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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$37,082 - $77,122
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,500
Hourly Data $0$43
Hourly Rate $14.29 - $28.34
Overtime $20.98 - $43.79
Annual Data $0$77K
Bonus $515 - $9,957
Commission $1,179 - $16,000
Profit Sharing $265 - $9,274
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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$37,082 - $77,122
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 352

Job Description for Implementation Specialist

An implementation specialist works with a team to ensure projects are finished on time and use the appropriate amount and type of resources.

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Implementation Specialist Tasks
  • Help clients install new software and teach employees how to use it.
  • Provide technical support throughout the duration of the implementation.
  • Create handbooks and online help section to accompany software.

Popular Employer Salaries for Implementation Specialist


Dominating the field, Micros Systems Inc., Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP), Dealertrack, Inc., Meditech, and ADP SBS are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Implementation Specialists. Implementation Specialists seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Cigna Corporation, where the average salary comes to $51K.

Common Career Paths for Implementation Specialist


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Implementation Specialists who go on to become Product Managers of Software may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Product Managers of Software is $92K annually. Implementation Specialists moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Implementation Managers or Software Development Project Managers. The median paychecks in those roles are $17K higher and $35K higher, respectively.

Implementation Specialist Job Listings

Popular Skills for Implementation Specialist


Implementation Specialists seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Strategic Project Management, SQL, Business Analysis, and Software Knowledge are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 20 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Salesforce, Microsoft Excel, and Customer Service. Those proficient in Customer Service are, more often than not, also skilled in Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Implementation Specialist

Pay by Experience for an Implementation Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Implementation Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 659 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Implementation Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 220 salaries. An experienced Implementation Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 126 salaries. An Implementation Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 34 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,968

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

For Implementation Specialists, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 52 percent above the national average. Implementation Specialists will also find cushy salaries in New York (+28 percent), Chicago (+21 percent), Denver (+14 percent), and Boston (+11 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Minneapolis, 3 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Charlotte and Houston (3 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively).

Implementation Specialist Reviews

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

Implementation Specialist in Los Angeles:
Pros: Work-life balance, close-knit team
Cons:

Implementation Specialist in Tampa:
"Very Liberal, for the South."
Pros: Being able to afford to live within walking biking distance of the office.
Cons: Not much, pretty happy with the choice. It is not a place that I had thought of moving but do not regret taking the chance. Only down side is I keep considering moving to one of the places I had been thinking of before moving here.

Implementation Specialist:
We are heavily overworked and underappreciated. We receive one of the lowest payscales in the industry. Some of us are afforded the benefit of working from home, but they underestimated how many people would want that when they rolled it out, and now to change positions, it is a requirement that you don't work from home.

Implementation Specialist in Tempe:
Pros: Downtown atmosphere of a much larger city with much less traffic
Cons:

Implementation Specialist in Absecon:
"Decent small company."
Pros: Family feel and very understanding bosses. Work is sometimes challenging.
Cons: Very very little feedback from boss, no room for growth.

Implementation Specialist in San Francisco:
"Know your goal."
Know what scope of work lookslike and plan for timeline to complete scope of work.

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Key Stats for Implementation Specialist

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 325 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%

Experience Affects Implementation Specialist Salaries

▲32%

▲21%

▲13%

National Average
$52,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Implementation Specialist Salaries

Strategic Project Management
▲19%

SQL
▲6%




Software Installation & Upgrade
▼0%

National Average
$52,000


Project Coordinating
▼2%

Training
▼3%





Microsoft Excel
▼15%

Salesforce
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 325 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 10%