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Updated July 11, 2022

Average Software Consultant Salary

$89,752 yearly
To create our salary estimates, Zippia starts with data published in publicly available sources such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Foreign Labor Certification Data Center (FLC) Show More

$43.15 hourly

Entry level Salary
$66,000 yearly
$66,000
10 %
$89,752
Median
$120,000
90 %

How much does a Software Consultant make?

Software consultants make $89,752 per year on average, or $43.15 per hour, in the United States. Software consultants on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $66,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $120,000.

Location impacts how much a software consultant can expect to make. Software consultants make the most in Washington, New York, California, Maryland, and Oregon.

Highest Paying States For Software Consultants

The darker areas on the map show where software consultants earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Software Consultant average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1Washington$110,097$52.934,003
2Oregon$101,921$49.002,093
3Rhode Island$97,036$46.65680
4California$106,026$50.9714,606
5New York$108,903$52.364,202
6Delaware$97,396$46.83503
7District of Columbia$105,139$50.55924
8Massachusetts$98,205$47.213,592
9Maryland$102,146$49.112,466
10New Jersey$100,493$48.312,869
11Vermont$90,262$43.40375
12New Hampshire$92,339$44.39594
13Pennsylvania$90,472$43.503,347
14Alabama$87,004$41.831,415
15Connecticut$94,716$45.54980
16Arizona$90,667$43.591,608
17North Carolina$85,852$41.272,824
18Virginia$86,606$41.644,310
19Maine$83,168$39.98488
20Texas$79,313$38.136,215
21Nevada$81,904$39.38550
22Arkansas$77,784$37.40724
23Iowa$80,738$38.82776
24Michigan$79,549$38.241,782
25Ohio$78,593$37.792,282
26Illinois$77,479$37.253,757
27Georgia$78,973$37.972,589
28Missouri$79,383$38.161,403
29Idaho$76,054$36.56551
30Indiana$77,282$37.151,619
31Montana$73,392$35.28437
32Wisconsin$77,477$37.251,299
33Minnesota$76,033$36.551,935
34Utah$69,792$33.551,487
35Colorado$73,617$35.391,997
36Tennessee$76,350$36.711,074
37Kentucky$76,139$36.61750
38Louisiana$76,442$36.75576
39Oklahoma$73,188$35.19840
40Hawaii$71,330$34.29250
41North Dakota$72,384$34.80253
42South Dakota$65,315$31.40416
43West Virginia$73,974$35.56317
44South Carolina$75,682$36.39692
45Florida$75,417$36.263,534
46Alaska$72,621$34.91204
47Wyoming$62,548$30.07225
48New Mexico$69,484$33.41524
49Kansas$66,510$31.98850
50Mississippi$69,093$33.22519
51Nebraska$66,684$32.06592

Highest Paying Cities For Software Consultants

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Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1San Francisco, CA$113,512$54.57
2New York, NY$109,306$52.55
3Washington, DC$105,165$50.56
4Jersey City, NJ$100,698$48.41
5Boston, MA$98,195$47.21
6Hartford, CT$94,537$45.45
7Philadelphia, PA$91,438$43.96
8Phoenix, AZ$90,852$43.68
9Reston, VA$87,353$42.00
10Raleigh, NC$87,038$41.85
11Madison, AL$86,067$41.38
12Austin, TX$80,672$38.78
13Detroit, MI$79,972$38.45
14Duluth, GA$78,905$37.94
15Chicago, IL$77,770$37.39

Software Consultant Salary Details

Software Consultant Salary

What is a Software Consultant's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$120,000$10,000$58
75th Percentile$104,000$8,667$50
Average$89,752$7,479$43
25th Percentile$76,000$6,333$37
10th Percentile$66,000$5,500$32

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
Consultant Database Administrator$96,618$8,052$46.4578,925
Staff Software Engineer$135,773$11,314$65.28371,213
Software Developer$94,431$7,869$45.40294,329
Application Consultant$95,424$7,952$45.8899,368
Software Architect$116,058$9,672$55.80319,594
Software Engineer$95,642$7,970$45.98339,938

Here are the five companies hiring the most now:

  1. Citi Jobs (17)
  2. Cisco Jobs (24)
  3. AT&T Jobs (27)
  4. BMC Software Jobs (35)
  5. Oracle Jobs (20)

Which Companies Pay Software Consultants The Most?

The highest paying companies for software consultants are Silver Peak and VMware according to our most recent salary estimates. In addition, companies like Cisco and Honeywell report highly competitive wages for software consultants.
Rank  Company  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
1Silver Peak$121,783$58.55
2VMware$114,023$54.822325
3Cisco$107,271$51.57433
4Honeywell$107,259$51.57667
5Dassault Systèmes$104,554$50.27
6Guidewire Software$103,644$49.8341
7HTC Global Services - Official Page$102,977$49.51
8SMT$101,862$48.97
9BMC Software$101,798$48.942
10Worksoft$101,666$48.88
11DSM Nutritional Products Inc$100,431$48.28
12Dimension Consulting$99,118$47.65
13Edifytech jobs$99,062$47.63
14Wyndham Vacation Ownership$98,510$47.36
15The Northridge Group$98,133$47.18
16Red Clay Consulting$98,024$47.132
17ACI Worldwide$97,954$47.095
18Alltech$97,697$46.97
19UST Global$97,524$46.8941
20Altran Corporation$97,452$46.85

How Much Do Software Consultants Make In Different Industries?

Here are some examples of how much a software consultant salaries can based on different industries:

  1. The finance industry pays software consultants an average salary of $97,183

  2. The health care industry pay $96,968

  3. The lowest paying industry for software consultants is the professional industry. Software consultants in this industry earn an average salary of $95,201

Highest Paying Industries For Software Consultants

Rank  Industry  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Finance$97,183$46.72
2Health Care$96,968$46.62
3Manufacturing$96,522$46.40
4Technology$96,350$46.32
5Professional$95,201$45.77

High Paying Software Consultant Jobs

Software Consultant Salary Trends

The salary for a software consultant can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Software Consultant Salary By Experience Level

Experience Level  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
Entry Level$56,600$27.21
Mid Level$79,500$38.21
Senior Level$142,000$68.21

Average Software Consultant Salary Over Time

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

    Software Consultant Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$89,800$43.15+3.3%
    2021$86,800$41.73+2.3%
    2020$84,800$40.78+1.8%
    2019$83,300$40.06+1.7%
    2018$81,900$39.39+1.8%

    Recently Added Software Consultant Salaries

    Company  Job  Location  Date Added  Salary  
    Boulo SolutionsProcore Software ConsultantAtlanta, GA05/09/2022$70,000
    Crossover for WorkSoftware Consultant, Ignitetech (Remote USDHouston, TX04/17/2022$100,000
    Crossover for WorkSoftware Consultant, Ignitetech (Remote USDMinneapolis, MN04/17/2022$100,000
    Crossover for WorkSoftware Consultant, Ignitetech (Remote USDLos Angeles, CA04/17/2022$100,000
    Crossover for WorkSoftware Consultant, Ignitetech (Remote USDRaleigh, NC04/17/2022$100,000
    Crossover for WorkSoftware Consultant, Ignitetech (Remote USDJacksonville, FL04/17/2022$100,000
    Crossover for WorkSoftware Consultant, Ignitetech (Remote USDPortland, ME04/17/2022$100,000
    Crossover for WorkSoftware Consultant, Ignitetech (Remote USDRichmond, VA04/17/2022$100,000
    Crossover for WorkSoftware Consultant, Ignitetech (Remote USDMilwaukee, WI04/17/2022$100,000
    Crossover for WorkSoftware Consultant, Ignitetech (Remote USDDenver, CO04/17/2022$100,000

    Software Consultant Salaries FAQs

    What state pays Software Consultants the most?

    Washington pays Software Consultants the most in the United States, with an average salary of $110,097 per year, or $52.93 per hour.

    How do I know if I'm being paid fairly as a Software Consultant?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as a Software Consultant if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in New York you should be paid close to $108,903 per year.

    What type of Software Consultant gets paid the most?

    Staff Software Engineer gets paid the most. Staff Software Engineer made a median salary of $135,774. The best-paid 10 percent make $157,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $117,000.

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