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Consultant vs. Employee: Worksheet and Guide to Help You Choose.

 Benefit Consultant Employee
Hourly Rate (Depending on Role: Salesforce Administrator to Salesforce Developer) $ $
Hourly Benefits Factor (Health Insurance, Social Security, FICA, FUTA, 401K, Paid Leave) $0 $
Flexible Number of Hours Yes No
Temporary Project Option Yes No
Direct Supervision Required Lower Higher
Onboarding Time Lower Higher

 

Combination Employee Consultant: 

Staff Augmentation for Projects

Knowledge Supplement

 

Partner with a consulting company if you can offer a competitive hourly rate and need flexibility but can't offer benefits or if your need is sporadic.  Partner with a consulting company if you need an already established team to work with.  Consultants have a breadth of experience sometimes not available in staff from a more focused employment background.