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Professional Services Consultant Salary

A big portion of take-home pay for Professional Services Consultants — over a third, in fact — arrives through commissions. This profession's median overall income is approximately $74K. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by experience level, followed by geography and the individual firm. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 61 percent of Professional Services Consultants are male. Most Professional Services Consultants report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$43,403 - $111,918
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $69,317
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$12.48 - $78.75
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MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,403 - $111,918  
   
Bonus
$982 - $17,853  
Profit Sharing
$1,458 - $3,052  
Commission
$20,168 - $30,167  
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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$44,091 - $122,795  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 258
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$12.48 - $78.75  
   
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.
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$982 - $17,853  
   
Commission
$20,168 - $30,167  
Profit Sharing
$1,458 - $3,052  
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).
)
$44,091 - $122,795  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 24
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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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As Professional Services Consultants make advancements in their career path to roles like Senior Professional Service Consultant, salaries often climb aggressively. On average, Senior Professional Service Consultants will make $98K annually.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Professional Services Consultant


Cerner Corporation offers the least pay with a median salary of $46K; furthermore, salaries there max out at only $52K.


Survey takers who work as Professional Services Consultants typically report just a few professional skills. Fortunate workers who know IT Consulting can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 22 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.

Pay by Experience Level for Professional Services Consultant

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $65K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $84K. Professional Services Consultants with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $98K. Professionals boasting more than two decades of experience also boast a six-figure median salary of $135K.

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Experience Affects Professional Services Consultant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 84%

Experienced
up arrow 33%

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

National Average
$74,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Professional Services Consultant Salaries

IT Consulting
up arrow 22%

National Average
$74,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 4%

Project Management
up arrow 6%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 13%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 37%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 65 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 10%