Professional Services Consultant Salary

A substantial slice of final earnings for Professional Services Consultants (just under one in three) arrives through commissions. Median overall income in this area is approximately $72K. Experience level is the main element affecting pay for this group — geography and the specific company are driving factors as well. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Male Professional Services Consultants who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (61 percent) are men. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$43,249 - $108,335

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$12.36 - $75.25

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,249 - $108,335  
   
Bonus
$1,025 - $16,486  
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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$43,715 - $117,971  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 272
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
$1,025 - $16,486  
   
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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$43,715 - $117,971  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 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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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


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.


Typical Professional Services Consultants report a focused set of job skills. Fortunate workers who know IT Consulting can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 23 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.


Professional Services Consultants who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $62K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $85K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Professional Services Consultants claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $94K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $128K.

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Experience Affects Professional Services Consultant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 78%

Experienced
up arrow 31%

Mid-Career
up arrow 18%

National Average
$72,000


Skills That Affect Professional Services Consultant Salaries

IT Consulting
up arrow 23%

National Average
$72,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 3%

Project Management
up arrow 4%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 10%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 35%

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: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 10%
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