Professional Services Specialist Salary
Total annual pay for Professional Services Specialists is approximately $50K, and commissions account for a significant portion of this final number — between two-thirds and three-fourths on average. Men make up the majority of Professional Services Specialists (60 percent) survey respondents. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Job Description for Professional Services Specialist
Professional services specialists work primarily in universities to help faculty and staff members to improve performance in their duties or help students succeed in their studies. The specific duties of this job can vary, as some specialists also teach university classes while others provide counseling to students and employees. They may also review student applications to determine eligibility and make recommendations for admission.Read More...
Professional services specialists usually provide services to faculty and staff such as training and consulting, and some develop training workshops and seminars and even conduct them personally. Research skills are important in this position to keep up with developments in the field, and they may also create reports which highlight data and findings and present them to staff members and faculty. They must always adhere to federal and state guidelines and ensure that staff do the same.
Personnel management duties may be necessary in this multi-faceted position, so leadership and multitasking skills are highly beneficial. A bachelor's degree is often a minimum requirement, and some employers require a master's degree.
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Pay by Experience Level for Professional Services Specialist
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $39K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $51K. Professional Services Specialists see a median salary of $49K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $66K.