Software Consultant Salary

Software Consultants in the United States take home an average $73K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $15K and $10K, respectively — total cash payment to Software Consultants can bottom out near $53K or peak near $135K depending on individual performance. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is career length, though the specific employer and geography have a (lesser) impact as well. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Most Software Consultants survey respondents are men (77 percent). The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$51,142 - $114,009
$51K
$73K
$110K
MEDIAN: $73,477
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50%
90%

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$23.81 - $123.93
$24
$58
$120
MEDIAN: $57.85
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$0$135K
Salary $51,142 - $114,009
Bonus $1,019 - $15,163
Profit Sharing $412.17 - $10,067
Commission $-0.50 - $49,316
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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$53,628 - $135,324
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 551
Hourly Data $0$123
Hourly Rate $23.81 - $123.93
Overtime $25.75 - $72.88
Annual Data $0$135K
Bonus $1,019 - $15,163
Commission $-0.50 - $49,316
Profit Sharing $412.17 - $10,067
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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$53,628 - $135,324
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 91

Job Description for Software Consultant

A software consultant helps a company moderate and effectively manage their technological content. Software consultants may handle many different types of software and the data they contain, which could include web content (websites and website code), document management, and digital records and asset management. This individual enables to organization to manage these components effectively and safely within the company's specifications. Software consultants may also work with clients in a service-based atmosphere. Some consultants work on a client-by-client basis in areas such as website construction and internet advertising. They may also work within the company, helping meet software needs of departments such as marketing and social media.

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Software Consultant Tasks

  • Design software systems customized for specific tasks or industries.
  • Analyze a company's computer system and determine how to use software to make processes more efficient.
  • Provide technical support and troubleshooting services for clients.

Common Career Paths for Software Consultant


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Software Consultants' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Solutions Architect. The average Solutions Architect brings home $119K per year. It is quite typical for Software Consultants to transition into roles as Senior Software Engineers or Information Technology Project Managers, where reported median earnings are $30K and $8K higher per year.

Software Consultant Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Software Consultant


Dominating the field, Pariveda Solutions, AirWatch, NTT America, Inc., International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., and Red Hat, Inc. are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Software Consultants. For Software Consultants, comfortable salaries can be found at International Business Machines (IBM) Corp.; in fact, median earnings sit around $124K, the highest in the area. Other employers shelling out big bucks include Slalom Consulting, NTT America, Inc., and Capgemini, where Software Consultants typically earn around $102K, $98K, or $96K, respectively.

Manhattan Associates, Quorum Business Solutions, Inc. and AirWatch are three other employers with a reputation for below-average pay, showing salaries around $69K, $75K, and $75K.

Popular Skills for Software Consultant


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in ASP.NET, C#, C++, and .NET are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 14 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Data Analysis, Software Knowledge, and Project Management. Those familiar with SQL tend to be well versed in C# and Java. Most people skilled in Software Development are similarly competent in Java and C#.

Pay by Experience Level for Software Consultant

Pay by Experience for a Software Consultant has a positive trend. An entry-level Software Consultant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 432 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Software Consultant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $91,000 based on 220 salaries. An experienced Software Consultant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $111,000 based on 199 salaries. A Software Consultant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $128,000 based on 59 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $79,553

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

Surpassing the national average by 29 percent, Software Consultants in New York receive some of the highest pay in the country. Software Consultants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+16 percent), Boston (+16 percent), Washington (+9 percent), and Denver (+3 percent). Austin is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 14 percent. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Minneapolis (14 percent lower) and Indianapolis (12 percent lower).

Software Consultant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Software Consultant?

Software Consultant in Fort Wayne:
"No thanks."
Pros: I don't like to discuss this much so blah blah.
Cons: Again this is pushing it. Lighten up with required bs.

Software Consultant in Dallas:
"Work Flexibility."
Pros: Ability to work remote 100% from home. Report to a very knowledgeable and helpful Director. Being able to interface with customers at all levels to ensure their needs, wants, and expectations are met in regards to the implementation of the software.
Cons: I travel 90% of the time. Living out of a hotel while on the road. Being gone for 2 or 3 weeks at a time.

Software Consultant in New York:
Pros: The challenge with each new client encountered. Their requirements are different which allows us to think outside of the box.
Cons: Can get monotonous.

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Key Stats for Software Consultant

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 123 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Software Consultant Salaries

▲61%

▲40%

▲14%

National Average
$80,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Software Consultant Salaries

▲12%

C#
▲8%

C++
▲7%

▲5%




SQL
▼0%

National Average
$80,000

IT Consulting
▼1%

Java
▼1%

JavaScript
▼1%




▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 123 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 14%