A professional services invoice is for an individual that performs a trade that, most commonly, needs a license to do their work. If the service provider requires a license, the client is usually able to perform a lookup and verify the person holds a license for a specific jurisdiction. A professional service is typically hired on a per hour ($/hr) basis for consulting and additional labor.
Examples: Lawyer, doctor, dentist, accountant, architect, hair stylist, etc.
What are Professional Services?
There are two (2) definitions of professional services:
1.) Licensed Professionals – Any trade where the individual is required to receive a certification or license by attending trade schools, receive training and passing a standardized test.
2.) Ethical Standards – Any trade where the individual has a high level of expertise in the specific industry and carries themselves in a polite, respectful manner in front of others. This can also be synonymous with a person that holds a certification or designation from an organization within their industry.
Professional Consultant Salary & Hourly Rate
Salary: $81,437/yr (source: Glassdoor)
Hourly Rate: $19.92/hr (source: PayScale)