The average Professional Services Consultant in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $66K annually. While geography and the particular employer impact pay for this group, career duration is the most influential factor. Job satisfaction for Professional Services Consultants is high. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by most, and a strong majority earn vision coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$43,488 - $117,493
$43K
$66K
$120K
MEDIAN: $66,196
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50%
90%

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$14.39 - $146.81
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$38
$150
MEDIAN: $37.50
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,488 - $117,493  
   
Bonus
$988 - $18,246  
Profit Sharing
$6,500  
Commission
$1,510 - $27,933  
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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$43,027 - $136,174  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 185
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$14.39 - $146.81  
   
Overtime
$28.85  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$988 - $18,246  
   
Commission
$1,510 - $27,933  
Profit Sharing
$6,500  
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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$43,027 - $136,174  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 12

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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

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

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 Skills for Professional Services Consultant


Professional Services Consultants report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in IT Consulting, Client Interaction, Project Management, and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 9 percent. Those listing Oral / Verbal Communication as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Customer Relationship Management and Business Analysis also typically command lower compensation. Most people skilled in Data Analysis are similarly competent in Customer Relationship Management (CRM).

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. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $61K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $88K. Professionals who spend a good 10 to 20 years in the workforce haul in an average of $102K. Professional Services Consultants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $126K.

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Key Stats for Professional Services Consultant

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.
045
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Professional Services Consultant Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$70,000


Skills That Affect Professional Services Consultant Salaries




National Average
$70,000


Business Analysis
up arrow 12%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 20%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 33%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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