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Director of Professional Services Salary

Six-figure salaries are the norm for Directors of Professional Services in the United States, with median pay hovering around $111K per year. In the world of Directors of Professional Services, total cash compensation ranges from $66K on the lower end to $170K on the higher end; this includes bonuses that reach $31K and profit sharing that approaches $18K in rare cases, with some high rollers snagging commissions as high as $49K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. There are more male Directors of Professional Services than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 68 percent. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$64,958 - $152,096
MEDIAN: $111,358

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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.
$64,958 - $152,096  
$1,002 - $30,794  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $17,754  
$-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).
$66,181 - $170,057  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 460

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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.


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 suggest that Directors of Professional Services put a wide range of professional skills to use. 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 of 6 percent, 5 percent, 4 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Most people familiar with Project Management also 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.

For many Directors of Professional Services, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. The average beginner in this position makes around $84K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $108K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $129K in this role. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $130K.

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Experience Affects Director of Professional Services Salaries

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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

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 79 votes.


32 %
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 10%