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Director of Professional Services Salary

Directors of Professional Services receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $111K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. In the world of Directors of Professional Services, total cash compensation can vary between $66K and $170K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $31K and $18K, respectively. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Job satisfaction for Directors of Professional Services is high. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. Men account for the majority of Directors of Professional Services who responded to the questionnaire — 68 percent to be exact. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$65,025 - $152,045
MEDIAN: $111,096

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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.
$65,025 - $152,045  
$1,007 - $30,787  
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).
$65,898 - $169,953  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 462
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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 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 who know 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.

Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Directors of Professional Services. In this occupation, salaries for the relatively untested average out to $84K, but folks in the five-to-10 year range enjoy a much heftier median of $109K. 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 $130K.

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Experience Affects Director of Professional Services Salaries

National Average

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%