Professional Services Consultant Salary

In a profession for which the median take-home is approximately $73K, just under a third of overall earnings for Professional Services Consultants arrives through commissions. While geography and the particular employer impact pay for this group, experience level is the most influential factor. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. Men account for the majority of Professional Services Consultants who responded to the questionnaire — 61 percent to be exact. The majority of Professional Services Consultants claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$43,447 - $109,861
(Median)
$43K
$67K
$110K
MEDIAN: $67,358
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90%

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$12.36 - $75.25
(Median)
$12
$29
$75
MEDIAN: $29.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,447 - $109,861  
   
Bonus
$1,451 - $17,659  
Profit Sharing
$1,250 - $6,250  
Commission
$11,792 - $29,748  
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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$43,944 - $120,677  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 273
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$12.36 - $75.25  
   
Overtime
$20.27 - $98.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$1,451 - $17,659  
   
Commission
$11,792 - $29,748  
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).
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$43,944 - $120,677  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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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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Professional Services Consultants might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Senior Professional Service Consultant, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $98K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Professional Services Consultant


With a median salary of $46K, Cerner Corporation provides Professional Services Consultants with the lowest pay in their field; moreover, earnings are capped at only $51K, limiting employee salary growth.


Professional Services Consultants typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Fortunate workers who know IT Consulting can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 21 percent above average. Those listing Oral / Verbal Communication as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Customer Relationship Management and Project Management also typically command lower compensation. 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.


For many Professional Services Consultants, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $63K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $85K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $96K in this role. Professionals who achieve more than 20 years of experience generally enjoy cushy salaries; their median compensation sits in the ballpark of $131K, a plump six-figure sum.

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Experience Affects Professional Services Consultant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 80%

Experienced
up arrow 31%

Mid-Career
up arrow 16%

National Average
$73,000


Skills That Affect Professional Services Consultant Salaries

IT Consulting
up arrow 21%

National Average
$73,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 2%


Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 11%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 36%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 10%
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