Director of Professional Services Salary

On average, Directors of Professional Services in the United States earn six-figure salaries ($106K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. Total incomes of Directors of Professional Services incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $29K from bonuses and close to $15K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $67K and $165K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Male Directors of Professional Services are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 56 percent of the field. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Directors of Professional Services. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$64,714 - $150,967
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$110K
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MEDIAN: $107,042
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$12.60 - $41.22
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MEDIAN: $29.07
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$0$167K
Salary $64,714 - $150,967
Bonus $1,017 - $30,143
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $15,101
Commission $2,909 - $31,172
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$63,130 - $167,537
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 305
Hourly Data $0$41
Hourly Rate $12.60 - $41.22
Annual Data $0$167K
Bonus $1,017 - $30,143
Commission $2,909 - $31,172
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $15,101
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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$63,130 - $167,537
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 15

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Job Description for Director of Professional Services

A director of professional services is a high-level manager who is responsible for the professional services performed by their firm. First and foremost, the director of professional services is a problem solver; the firm's services must be constantly evaluated to ensure high quality, and the director of professional services must conduct reviews to identify problems in processes or systems. Once a problem has been located, the director or professional services acts as a project manager to implement a solution. In acting as a project manager, the director of professional services works with consultants and team members to design the solution to be implemented. The director then delegates tasks related to that solution and monitors team members' progress. After the tasks are completed, individual pieces completed by team members are integrated into the solution; then, the director of professional services oversees testing and any additional changes as needed.

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Director of Professional Services Tasks

  • Manage a team of project managers and consultants to oversee successful completion of information technology projects.
  • Hire, develop and mentor team of consultants.
  • Assist project managers and consultants with handling key clientele accounts.

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Popular Skills for Director of Professional Services


Directors of Professional Services report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Enterprise Application Integration, Strategic Project Management, and Strategic Planning are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 22 percent, 12 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. Those educated in Project Management tend to be well versed in Budget Management and Strategic Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Director of Professional Services

Pay by Experience for a Director of Professional Services has a positive trend. An entry-level Director of Professional Services with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 52 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Director of Professional Services with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $110,000 based on 97 salaries. An experienced Director of Professional Services which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $135,000 based on 164 salaries. A Director of Professional Services with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $115,000 based on 69 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $111,818

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Directors of Professional Services, busy Seattle offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 54 percent above the national average. Directors of Professional Services can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+42 percent), San Jose (+31 percent), Dallas (+29 percent), and Irvine (+25 percent). The lowest-paying market is Phoenix, which sits 10 percent below the national average.

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Key Stats for Director of Professional Services

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 44 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
26%
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Experience Affects Director of Professional Services Salaries

▲21%

▲3%

National Average
$112,000

▼1%

▼26%

Skills That Affect Director of Professional Services Salaries





Project Management
▲4%


National Average
$112,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 11%
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