Director of Professional Services Salary

Directors of Professional Services enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($112K) annually in the United States. Total cash compensation for Directors of Professional Services runs from $66K to $171K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $31K and profit sharing that can reach almost $18K. Residence and tenure 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. More than half of Directors of Professional Services (68 percent) survey respondents are men. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$65,201 - $152,663
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$65K
$110K
$150K
MEDIAN: $111,932
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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.
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Salary
$65,201 - $152,663  
   
Bonus
$1,021 - $30,818  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $17,754  
Commission
$-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).
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$66,018 - $170,542  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 465
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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

  • 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 use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. 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. Those proficient in Project Management are, more often than not, also skilled in 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. 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. After working for 10 to 20 years, Directors of Professional Services make a median salary of $130K. Directors of Professional Services with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are no higher than those with 10 to 20 years on the job.

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Experience Affects Director of Professional Services Salaries



National Average
$124,000



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
$124,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 77 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 9%
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