$75,721
Avg. Salary
$34.96
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$4,967

Profit Sharing

$2,552

Commission

$15,260

The average pay for an Information Technology (IT) Consultant is $34.96 per hour.

The average pay for an Information Technology (IT) Consultant is $75,721 per year.

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$0$132K
Salary $47,791 - $118,240
Bonus $963 - $15,315
Profit Sharing $202 - $10,351
Commission $3,987 - $49,732
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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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$43,467 - $132,770
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 6,797
Hourly Data $0$97
Hourly Rate $13.69 - $97.25
Hourly Tips $0.32
Overtime $15.38 - $79.59
Annual Data $0$132K
Bonus $963 - $15,315
Commission $3,987 - $49,732
Profit Sharing $202 - $10,351
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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$43,467 - $132,770
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,437

Job Description for Information Technology (IT) Consultant

Information technology (IT) consultants work for various organizations. Their job is to advise clients on how to use information technology, in order to meet their business objectives effectively and efficiently. They must be able to build and improve their clients’ IT structure. They must be able to analyze and solve various IT problems. They must be familiar with desktop and server issues. They install and troubleshoot clients’ IT hardware and software.

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Information Technology (IT) Consultant Tasks

  • Facilitate development and implementation of improvements to client's information technology systems.
  • Manage resolution of system and network issues for clients.
  • Manage new installations and migrations.

Popular Employer Salaries for Information Technology (IT) Consultant


Sogeti USA LLC, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Accenture, Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, and CGI Group Inc. are all popular places to work. Slalom Consulting offers the best pay with a median salary of $106K, though salaries there don't seem that varied, bottoming out near $79K and maxing out at just $124K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Accenture Technology Solutions, Deloitte Consulting LLP, and Accenture, top-paying firms where Information Technology Consultants rake in a $97K, $93K, or $90K, respectively.

The consistently lowest paying firm on the list is Cerner Corporation, where the median salary is just $55K — about half the top paying employer's rate. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Protiviti Incorporated at $60K, and CGI Group Inc. where $63K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Information Technology Consultants there earn up to $98K.

Common Career Paths for Information Technology (IT) Consultant


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Information Technology Consultants who go on to become Solutions Architects may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Solutions Architects is $119K annually. It is not uncommon for an Information Technology Consultant to continue on to become an Information Technology Project Manager or an Information Technology Manager.

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Popular Skills for Information Technology (IT) Consultant


Survey takers working as Information Technology Consultants report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Oracle, Project Management, Business Analysis, and Java are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 14 percent. Those listing Windows Operating System General Use as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking and Microsoft Active Directory also typically command lower compensation. Most people familiar with Microsoft Office also know Project Management and SQL.

Pay by Experience Level for Information Technology (IT) Consultant

Pay by Experience for an Information Technology (IT) Consultant has a positive trend. An entry-level Information Technology (IT) Consultant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 2,133 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Information Technology (IT) Consultant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 1,327 salaries. An experienced Information Technology (IT) Consultant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $100,000 based on 1,238 salaries. An Information Technology (IT) Consultant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $123,000 based on 433 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $78,142

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

With a pay rate for Information Technology Consultants that is 17 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Information Technology Consultants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Charlotte (+17 percent), Denver (+13 percent), Seattle (+10 percent), and Washington (+8 percent). Indianapolis is the lowest-paying area, 15 percent south of the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Boston (6 percent lower) and Los Angeles (5 percent lower).

Information Technology (IT) Consultant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Information Technology (IT) Consultant?

Information Technology (IT) Consultant in San Francisco:
"Grueling but you'll come out stronger."
Pros: Chance to work under strenuous conditions breeds tenacity, and on the job learning builds professional competence.
Cons: There were certain projects in the company with absolutely rotten people, but alas they were isolated so I don't want to over generalize.

Information Technology (IT) Consultant in San Jose:
Pros: Excellent retail client exposure, strong knowledge in supply chain business process. Leadership program experience.
Cons: Tough to find projects. On bench most of the time.

Information Technology (IT) Consultant in Chicago:
"Long hours heavy commute."
Pros: Various projects that are challenge.
Cons: Lows when on the bench.

Information Technology (IT) Consultant in Bridgeton:
Pros: I'm learning about networking and similar things.
Cons: I'm being cheated about my pay...

Information Technology (IT) Consultant in Lansing:
"SAP SD Analyst."
Pros: Learn Business Process. Gather requirements. Define new business process. Design System.
Cons: Stress level is high. Not many good perks.

Information Technology (IT) Consultant in Washington:
"Lots Of Experience."
Pros: They give you a lot of opportunity to expand your experience very quickly. Managers for the most part are happy to let you shine over them if you are doing the work.
Cons: The compensation is poor. The partners are quick to tell you it's not all about the money and it will come but staying with the firm for a long time is not the way to do it. 5 years in you will find yourself significantly under the median for your experience level.

Information Technology (IT) Consultant in East Hanover:
"Not Very Good. Not Very Bad."
Pros: Good fresher training.
Cons: Very good company for middle management who would like to seat idle and supervise other people. No appreciation to people who work. Not a place to grow. However there might be exceptions.

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Key Stats for Information Technology (IT) Consultant

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1248 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects Information Technology (IT) Consultant Salaries

▲57%

▲28%

▲7%

National Average
$78,000

▼18%

Skills That Affect Information Technology (IT) Consultant Salaries

▲15%



▲3%


SQL
▲1%

C#
▲1%

▼0%

National Average
$78,000

Microsoft SQL Server
▼1%

▼2%

▼5%





Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1248 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 19%