What does a Technical Consultant do?

Technical consultants provide organizations with the information technology (IT) support they need to operate more efficiently. They implement hardware and software solutions and enhance IT systems. They analyze the existing hardware, software, and network capabilities and consult with management and other relevant departments. They also consult with systems and users to gather information about needs and requirements to improve the system's efficiency when they provide innovative solutions to their requests.

Technical consultants resolve log errors and analyze and improve the performance of features including web-based portals. They train end-users on hardware functionality and software programs and perform diagnostic tests alongside system hardware and software troubleshooting. They ensure computer hardware remains compatible with software updates and are present to advise on the implementation of the latest technological advancements and solutions on the market. Technical consultants need a bachelor's degree in computer science, information technology, information systems, computer engineering, or related fields.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.7 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.7 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Technical Consultant Salaries

Average Base Pay

$90,467 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$61K
Median: $90K
$133K
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Technical Consultant Career Path

Learn how to become a Technical Consultant, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

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Technical Consultant Insights

Read what Technical Consultant professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
DXC TechnologyDXC Technology
Technical Consultant
Dec 21, 2020

“I liked the people I worked with and got the experience I needed in this industry”

VerintVerint
Senior Technical Consultant
Nov 11, 2019

“I was lucky to work in one of the biggest projects and met many great people”

EnshireEnshire
Technical Consultant
Sep 26, 2019

“Room to grow and opportunities to advance my career based on my own performance and strengths”

TechmentTechment
Technical Consultant
Dec 1, 2019

“My career with Techment is great and I truly love the organization for the experience I had here.”

Agilyx GroupAgilyx Group
Lead Technical Consultant
Nov 17, 2021

“And I really enjoyed working with my Boss from Canada he is super awesome and trust his team to do the job.”

EVOSYSEVOSYS
Technical Consultant Level II
Oct 13, 2021

“6) The managers will push to learn new techs or modules to grow your career.”

AppLearnAppLearn
Technical Consultant
Sep 10, 2019

“I would happily recommend AppLearn and believe it offers a great opportunity for anyone to gain experiences that will grow a career.”

ADPADP
HCM Technical Consultant
Aug 20, 2019

“Managers help to grow choosing as many career paths internally and ADP always pays good respect/salary for performing as well as career oriented associates.”

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Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a technical consultant

When working as a technical consultant, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are PL/SQL, Consulting Experience, Oracle Agile, BASH Scripting, and CRM.

The most similar professions to technical consultant are:
  • Program Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Consultant
  • Marketing Manager

The most common qualifications to become a technical consultant include a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 years of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.