Director of Professional Services Salary

Directors of Professional Services in the United States can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $109K) surpassing six figures annually. In the world of Directors of Professional Services, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $35K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $19K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $69K and $175K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Male Directors of Professional Services who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (63 percent) are men.

$67,514 - $156,540
$68K
$110K
$160K
MEDIAN: $109,101
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50%
90%

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$11.19 - $36.00
$30
MEDIAN: $29.50
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$67,514 - $156,540  
   
Bonus
$2,043 - $34,669  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $19,392  
Commission
$-0.50 - $38,783  
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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$68,794 - $174,563  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 287
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$29.50  
   
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$2,043 - $34,669  
   
Commission
$-0.50 - $38,783  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $19,392  
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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$68,794 - $174,563  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7

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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


Survey results imply that Directors of Professional Services put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Enterprise Application Integration, Strategic Project Management, Strategic Planning, and Budget Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 16 percent. Those proficient in Project Management are, more often than not, also skilled in Budget Management and Strategic Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Director of Professional Services

Pay by Experience for a Director of Professional Services has a positive trend. An entry-level Director of Professional Services with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 52 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Director of Professional Services with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $110,000 based on 97 salaries. An experienced Director of Professional Services which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $135,000 based on 164 salaries. A Director of Professional Services with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $115,000 based on 69 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $115,991

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Directors of Professional Services, Seattle provides a pay rate that is 47 percent greater than the national average. Directors of Professional Services can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+36 percent), San Jose (+25 percent), Dallas (+23 percent), and Irvine (+19 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 14 percent south of the national average, can be found in Phoenix. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Houston and Boston (4 percent less).

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Key Stats for Director of Professional Services

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
63 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects Director of Professional Services Salaries

▲16%

National Average
$116,000

▼1%

▼5%

▼29%

Skills That Affect Director of Professional Services Salaries





Project Management
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National Average
$116,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 10%