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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 ($125K) per year. Bonuses, profit sharing, and commission all factor into final incomes for Directors of Professional Services. Ranging between $68K near the bottom and $169K near the top, total earnings can include up to $31K from bonuses and up to $18K from profit sharing, with a high-performing minority reaping commissions of $49K. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Directors of Professional Services, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
$66,574 - $150,708
MEDIAN: $111,294

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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.
$66,574 - $150,708  
$991 - $31,044  
Profit Sharing
$1,479 - $18,246  
$-0.50 - $48,936  
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).
$67,669 - $169,069  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 419
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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 imply that Directors of Professional Services put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, Strategic Project Management, Team Management, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 4 percent. For most people, competency in Project Management indicates knowledge of Budget 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, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Professionals with less than five years' experience earn a median of $87K annually, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts report a weighty six-figure median of $104K. Directors of Professional Services who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $129K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $130K on average.

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Experience Affects Director of Professional Services Salaries

National Average

Skills That Affect Director of Professional Services Salaries

Budget Management
up arrow 4%

Strategic Project Management
up arrow 4%

Team Management
up arrow 3%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Enterprise Application Integration
up arrow 2%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 1%

National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 85 votes.


31 %
69 %

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: 89% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 9%