Director of Professional Services Salary

Average pay for a Director of Professional Services in the United States is considerable, rounding six figures at $112K per year. Including potential for bonuses, profit sharing and commission — peaking near $31K, $18K, and $50K, respectively — total cash payment to Directors of Professional Services can bottom out near $66K or top out at around $171K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. The majority of Directors of Professional Services (68 percent) who took the survey are men. Most Directors of Professional Services like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority.

$65,235 - $152,638
MEDIAN: $112,289

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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.
$65,235 - $152,638  
$1,026 - $30,808  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $17,754  
$-0.50 - $49,665  
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).
$66,059 - $170,507  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 466
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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

Directors of Professional Services report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. 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. The majority of those 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.

For many Directors of Professional Services, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $86K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $109K. Directors of Professional Services with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $130K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $131K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location

Directors of Professional Services will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 30 percent. Directors of Professional Services can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Jose (+29 percent), Dallas (+27 percent), Houston (+19 percent), and New York (+18 percent). In Portland, salaries are 9 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

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Experience Affects Director of Professional Services Salaries

National Average

Skills That Affect Director of Professional Services Salaries

Project Management
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Team 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 76 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: 89% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 9%