Median pay for Professional Services Consultants in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $65K per year. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by career length, followed by the particular city and the particular employer. Male Professional Services Consultants are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 57 percent of the field. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$43,309 - $114,150
(Median)
$43K
$65K
$110K
MEDIAN: $64,617
10%
50%
90%

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$14.43 - $145.44
(Median)
$14
$42
$150
MEDIAN: $41.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,309 - $114,150  
   
Bonus
$1,019 - $17,685  
Profit Sharing
$5,500  
Commission
$12,000  
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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$42,939 - $124,316  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 195
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$14.43 - $145.44  
   
Overtime
$50.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$1,019 - $17,685  
   
Commission
$12,000  
Profit Sharing
$5,500  
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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$42,939 - $124,316  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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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 Skills for Professional Services Consultant


Professional Services Consultants report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in IT Consulting, Client Interaction, Project Management, and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. 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. It is often found that people who know Data Analysis are also skilled 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.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. The average beginner in this position makes around $61K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $87K. Six-figure salaries surface after one to two decades on the job — experienced professionals in this group reap a six-figure median of $102K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $117K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Professional Services Consultant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 68%



National Average
$70,000


Skills That Affect Professional Services Consultant Salaries


Project Management
up arrow 2%

Client Interaction
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National Average
$70,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 4%

Business Analysis
up arrow 13%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 20%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 33%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
medical benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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