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Professional Services Consultant Salary

Commissions form a big slice (close to a third) of total compensation for Professional Services Consultants. The median income in this area hovers around $73K. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is career duration, followed by the particular city and the particular employer. The majority of Professional Services Consultants claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Male Professional Services Consultants are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 62 percent of professionals. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$43,624 - $110,451
(Median)
$44K
$69K
$110K
MEDIAN: $68,572
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90%

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$12.16 - $73.08
(Median)
$12
$27
$73
MEDIAN: $27.00
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90%

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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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,624 - $110,451  
   
Bonus
$1,454 - $18,331  
Profit Sharing
$1,250 - $6,250  
Commission
$16,000 - $30,000  
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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$43,942 - $120,361  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 276
National Hourly Rate 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.
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$12.16 - $73.08  
   
Overtime
$20.43 - $97.87  
National Annualized 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.
)
$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$1,454 - $18,331  
   
Commission
$16,000 - $30,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,250 - $6,250  
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).
)
$43,942 - $120,361  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 21

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Job Description for Professional Services Consultant

Professional services consultants help their employer(s) meet a variety of short-term and long-term business needs. They generally do not make decisions on changes to the company, but provide information and analysis for management to use in decision making. Depending on their area of expertise, professional services consultants may provide help in a variety of areas. For example, a consultant with business strategy expertise may help implement techniques allowing greater cost efficiency. Marketing specialists may help with marketing research and with building effective short- and long-term marketing plans, and operations consultants may help reduce production costs and attend to quality control issues. Human resources consultants may analyze job vacancies and help implement personnel policies. Other areas in which professional services consultants may assist a business include technology, financial planning, and legal issues. Larger companies may hire full-time professional services consultants, although many of these consultants work on a contract basis with a number of employers. This position is generally full time and takes place in an office setting.

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Professional Services Consultant Tasks

  • Plan, develop and test technical solutions and architectures that meet the clients needs.
  • Implement the solutions and may deliver training for the implemented technology.
  • Work with clients to determine their needs and requirements for information technology business needs and problems.

Common Career Paths for Professional Services Consultant


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Many Professional Services Consultants move into a Senior Professional Service Consultant role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $98K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Professional Services Consultant


Cerner Corporation doles out the lowest salaries in town — median pay is $46K — not to mention workers can only make as much as $51K and scope of pay is rather limited.


Survey results imply that Professional Services Consultants put a diverse skill set to use. Fortunate workers who know IT Consulting command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 22 percent above average. Those listing Oral / Verbal Communication and Customer Relationship Management as skills, on the other hand, should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Those with knowledge of Data Analysis tend to be skilled in Project Management as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Professional Services Consultant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Professional Services Consultants. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $65K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $84K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $94K in this role. Professional Services Consultants who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $128K.

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Experience Affects Professional Services Consultant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 75%

Experienced
up arrow 28%

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

National Average
$73,000


Skills That Affect Professional Services Consultant Salaries

IT Consulting
up arrow 22%

Project Management
0%

Data Analysis
0%

National Average
$73,000

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 11%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 36%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 60 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 9%
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