Contractor/Consultant

Contractor/Consultant Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$72,000
$56,000
Min 10%
$72,000
Median 50%
$93,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
MicroStrategy
Highest Paying City
Charleston, WV
Highest Paying State
West Virginia
Average Experience Level
2.7 years
How much does a contractor/consultant make?
The national average salary for a Contractor/Consultant in the United States is $72,860 per year or $35.03 per hour. The top 10 percent make over $93,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent make under $56,000 per year. The most abundant employment opportunities for Contractor/Consultants are in Insurance companies and Health Care companies. West Virginia, Virginia, Hawaii, Alabama, and Maryland have the highest paying Contractor/Consultant jobs. The typical tenure for a Contractor/Consultant is 2.7 years.
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Average Contractor/Consultant Salary By Location

As a Contractor/Consultant in the U.S., you can expect to earn on average $72,860 per year or $35.03 per hour. Working in Charleston, WV as a Contractor/Consultant will pay you the highest wages at around $95,364 per year. The average starting salary in Charleston, WV for Contractor/Consultants is $61,000. The top 5 states with the highest reported Contractor/Consultant salaries are West Virginia, Virginia, Hawaii, Alabama, and Maryland. On the other hand, Maine, Vermont, Minnesota, New Hampshire, and North Dakota report the lowest wages for Contractor/Consultants.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
1
Charleston, WV
Charleston, WV
$95,364
$95,364
2
2
Columbia, MD
Columbia, MD
$93,207
$93,207
3
3
Harrisonburg, VA
Harrisonburg, VA
$92,890
$92,890
4
4
Apple Valley, CA
Apple Valley, CA
$90,466
$90,466
5
5
Austin, TX
Austin, TX
$88,165
$88,165

Map of Contractor/Consultant Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Contractor/Consultants earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Contractor/Consultant Salary By Company

If you are a Contractor/Consultant, you can expect good job security. However, keep in mind that some industries pay better than others. Most Contractor/Consultant jobs are in Insurance companies and Insurance companies. The two companies that report the highest salaries for Contractor/Consultants are MicroStrategy and Anthem. In addition, companies like Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida and Marsh & McLennan Companies report highly competitive salaries for Contractor/Consultants.

Average Contractor/Consultant Pay By Industry

The type of industry that a Contractor/Consultant works in can influence their earning potential. Our data shows that Utilities companies, Technology companies, and Finance companies tend to have the highest salaries for Contractor/Consultants. Utilities companies pay their Contractor/Consultants the highest wages, averaging $77,532 per year. Technology companies and Finance companies pay well too, at $73,872 and $72,838, respectively. The average salary for Contractor/Consultants in the Manufacturing industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $71,353.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
1
Utilities
Utilities
$77,532
$77,532
2
2
Technology
Technology
$73,872
$73,872
3
3
Finance
Finance
$72,838
$72,838
4
4
Health Care
Health Care
$72,515
$72,515
5
5
Transportation
Transportation
$72,110
$72,110

Contractor/Consultant Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Recently Added Contractor/Consultant Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Wells Fargo
Business Support Consultant 5-Contract Lifecycle MGT (CLM) Consultant
03/05/2020
$108,500
Wells Fargo
Business Support Consultant 5-Contract Lifecycle MGT (CLM) Consultant
03/05/2020
$108,500
Wells Fargo
Business Support Consultant 5-Contract Lifecycle MGT (CLM) Consultant
03/05/2020
$108,500
Illinois Action for Children
Contractor/Consultant
12/10/2019
$156,525
Washington State
Contractor/Consultant
10/08/2019
$63,505
Washington State
Contractor/Consultant
09/23/2019
$67,533
Contractor/Consultant
08/07/2019
$62,610
Symmetry Financial Group
Contractor/Consultant
07/01/2019
$100,000
Symmetry Financial Group
Contractor/Consultant
07/01/2019
$100,000
Symmetry Financial Group
Contractor/Consultant
07/01/2019
$100,000
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