Technical Consultant Salary

Earnings for Technical Consultants in the United States come in at around $74K annually on average. Total cash compensation for Technical Consultants runs from $48K to $127K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $15K and profit sharing that can reach almost $10K. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the particular firm, though tenure and geography have a (lesser) impact as well. Making up 76 percent of those who took the survey, male Technical Consultants greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$49,776 - $113,604
$50K
$74K
$110K
MEDIAN: $74,189
10%
50%
90%

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$14.84 - $114.23
$15
$37
$110
MEDIAN: $37.35
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$0$127K
Salary $49,776 - $113,604
Bonus $969 - $14,889
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,000
Commission $5,817 - $61,825
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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$48,884 - $127,097
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,518
Hourly Data $0$114
Hourly Rate $14.84 - $114.23
Overtime $21.05 - $75.50
Annual Data $0$127K
Bonus $969 - $14,889
Commission $5,817 - $61,825
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,000
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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$48,884 - $127,097
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 220

Job Description for Technical Consultant

Most technical consultants are hired for projects requiring significant knowledge in a particular technical area. They are usually hired through a consulting or staffing firm, and they often must be able to learn components such as software quickly when placed within a company. Technical consultants need to be able to provide expertise, advice, and support to the company.

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Technical Consultant Tasks

  • Visit customers and provide hands-on training in their local environment.
  • Install, upgrade, maintain, and evaluate products and services.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve technical and equipment problems remotely and on-site.

Common Career Paths for Technical Consultant


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Technical 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. With an annual salary of $101K, Senior Technical Consultant is the most common role for Technical Consultants to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into an Information Technology Consultant role — which usually pays $76K — is also typical for Technical Consultants, though less common by comparison.

Technical Consultant Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Technical Consultant


Hewlett-Packard Company, Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, Microsoft Corp, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and Deloitte & Touche LLP are all popular places to work. Technical Consultants seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Wipro Technologies Ltd., where the average salary comes to $95K. Technical Consultants can also look forward to large paychecks at Teradata Corp ($89K), PricewaterhouseCoopers ($86K), and Deloitte Consulting LLP ($83K).

Workers at Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, EY (Ernst & Young), and Hewlett Packard Enterprise also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field — average earnings for these employers come to $67K, $70K, and $70K respectively.

Popular Skills for Technical Consultant


Technical Consultants seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Software Development, System Integration, JavaScript, and C# Programming Language are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 8 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Windows Operating System General Use, Microsoft Office, and SQL. Those proficient in IT Consulting are, more often than not, also skilled in Data Analysis and SQL. A tool kit that includes Technical Analysis also typically contains Project Management and Data Analysis.

Pay by Experience Level for Technical Consultant

Pay by Experience for a Technical Consultant has a positive trend. An entry-level Technical Consultant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 823 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Technical 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 469 salaries. An experienced Technical Consultant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $95,000 based on 360 salaries. A Technical Consultant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $104,000 based on 166 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $77,137

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

For those looking to make money, Technical Consultants in Houston enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 24 percent above the national average. Technical Consultants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+20 percent), Arlington (+10 percent), New York (+9 percent), and Philadelphia (+7 percent). In Pittsburgh, salaries are 13 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers in Washington and Minneapolis also lean toward paying below-median salaries (7 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

Technical Consultant Reviews

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

Technical Consultant in Washington:
"Management."
Pros: I work with great people and work in a great "casual" environment.
Cons: Management does not have their employees' best interests in mind, minimal organization amongst teams, and many managers do not practice good leadership skills such as accountability and honesty.

Technical Consultant in Sandy:
"Implementing clients on our platform."
Pros: Working with interesting companies.
Cons: Stress.

Technical Consultant in Sandy:
"Bad outways the good."
Pros: I love what I do. Fixing phones, inventory control, everything in my job description.
Cons: I also had to do everything NOT in my job description. All that management cared about was sales. If I had a sales opportunity with a customer, it was very common for the Tech department sales to get stolen by the sales reps, and when bought to managements attention, their response always was, "They are just doing their job!" In the 2 years I have worked here, I have be required to take a sales training at least once a week, just recently, they launched the FIRST technical training ive ever seen in 2 years. And if you ever stand up for yourself and go to HR, from the moment they find out you have contacted HR, you can guarantee they will find any excuse to wright you up. I have actually seen 2 people be set up and received wright ups ending up in termination because they went to HR for unfairness. Its also a "who you know" situation when it comes to promotions and hiring opportunities. So done with this company.

Technical Consultant in Martinez:
"Flexibility And Freedom."
Pros: Flexible hours and freedom of location and work environment.
Cons: Little to no social interaction, unreliable workload, unreliable paycheck.

Technical Consultant in Fort Worth:
Pros: Work Flexibility.
Cons: No benefits, no taxes taken out.

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Key Stats for Technical Consultant

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 281 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects Technical Consultant Salaries

▲35%

▲24%

▲8%

National Average
$77,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Technical Consultant Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 281 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 16%