Average pay for a Director of Professional Services in the United States is considerable, rounding six figures at $110K per year. Including potential for bonuses, profit sharing and commission — peaking near $34K, $10K, and $39K, respectively — total cash payment to Directors of Professional Services can bottom out near $69K or top out at around $176K. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. There are more male Directors of Professional Services than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 63 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job.

$66,851 - $157,497
$67K
$110K
$160K
MEDIAN: $109,980
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$66,851 - $157,497  
   
Bonus
$2,861 - $34,255  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,365  
Commission
$3,041 - $39,453  
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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$68,703 - $175,917  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 321
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$29.50  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$2,861 - $34,255  
   
Commission
$3,041 - $39,453  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,365  
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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$68,703 - $175,917  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 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

  • Manage a team of project managers and consultants to oversee successful completion of information technology projects.
  • Hire, develop and mentor team of consultants.
  • Assist project managers and consultants with handling key clientele accounts.

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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, Strategic Planning, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 18 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Team Management. 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.


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $86K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $110K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Directors of Professional Services claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $135K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $121K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $116,026

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

For Directors of Professional Services, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 39 percent greater than the national average. Directors of Professional Services will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+34 percent), San Jose (+25 percent), Dallas (+23 percent), and Irvine (+19 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Phoenix, 14 percent below the national average. Workers in Houston and Chicago earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (4 percent less and 3 percent less, respectively).

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Key Stats for Director of Professional Services

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.
044
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
25%
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Experience Affects Director of Professional Services Salaries



National Average
$116,000



Skills That Affect Director of Professional Services Salaries




Project Management
0%

Budget Management
0%

National Average
$116,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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