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Director of Professional Services Salary

Salaries for Directors of Professional Services in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($111K) per year. Cash earnings for Directors of Professional Services — which occasionally include more than $31K from bonuses and more than $18K from profit sharing — stretch from around $66K to approximately $170K. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Directors of Professional Services who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 68 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Directors of Professional Services is high.

$64,792 - $151,890
(Median)
$65K
$110K
$150K
MEDIAN: $111,205
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50%
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$64,792 - $151,890  
   
Bonus
$1,009 - $30,743  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $17,754  
Commission
$-0.50 - $49,316  
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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$66,393 - $170,059  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 455

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Job Description for Director of Professional Services

A director of professional services is a high-level manager who is responsible for the professional services performed by their firm. First and foremost, the director of professional services is a problem solver; the firm's services must be constantly evaluated to ensure high quality, and the director of professional services must conduct reviews to identify problems in processes or systems. Once a problem has been located, the director or professional services acts as a project manager to implement a solution. In acting as a project manager, the director of professional services works with consultants and team members to design the solution to be implemented. The director then delegates tasks related to that solution and monitors team members' progress. After the tasks are completed, individual pieces completed by team members are integrated into the solution; then, the director of professional services oversees testing and any additional changes as needed.

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Director of Professional Services Tasks

  • Assist project managers and consultants with handling key clientele accounts.
  • Hire, develop and mentor team of consultants.
  • Manage a team of project managers and consultants to oversee successful completion of information technology projects.

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Popular Skills for Director of Professional Services


Directors of Professional Services seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Enterprise Application Integration, Strategic Project Management, Project Management, and Team Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 7 percent. Those familiar with Project Management also tend to know Budget Management and Strategic Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Director of Professional Services

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Directors of Professional Services. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $86K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $108K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $129K. Directors of Professional Services with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $131K.

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Experience Affects Director of Professional Services Salaries



National Average
$124,000



Skills That Affect Director of Professional Services Salaries



Team Management
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Project Management
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Budget Management
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Strategic Planning
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National Average
$124,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 82 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 9%