Professional Services Consultant Salary

Commissions comprise a big part of overall income for Professional Services Consultants. The median take-home amount in this area is around $73K, and on average, just under a third of that final number comes from commissions. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by career duration, but the particular city and the particular employer are influential factors as well. More than half of Professional Services Consultants (61 percent) survey respondents are men. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$43,484 - $110,118
(Median)
$43K
$68K
$110K
MEDIAN: $67,646
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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 (?
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$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,484 - $110,118  
   
Bonus
$1,470 - $17,943  
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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$43,879 - $120,976  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 270
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 (?
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
$1,470 - $17,943  
   
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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$43,879 - $120,976  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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 often transition into Senior Professional Service Consultant positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Senior Professional Service Consultants earn $98K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Professional Services Consultant


Pay for Professional Services Consultants is the lowest at Cerner Corporation, which has a median salary of $46K. In addition, there's little room to grow there, with salaries maxing out at $51K.


Professional Services Consultants report a focused set of job skills. Fortunate workers who know IT Consulting command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 21 percent above average. Oral / Verbal Communication and Customer Relationship Management as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks. Many workers who know Data Analysis also know Project Management.

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. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $63K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $85K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $96K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $131K on average.

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Experience Affects Professional Services Consultant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 80%

Experienced
up arrow 31%

Mid-Career
up arrow 17%

National Average
$73,000


Skills That Affect Professional Services Consultant Salaries

IT Consulting
up arrow 21%

National Average
$73,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

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
40 %
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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