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Service Desk Manager Salary (United States)

Service Desk Managers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $69K annually. Overall incomes of Service Desk Managers generally bottom out at around $39K and peak near $104K; the final number can, in exceptional cases, include upwards of $13K each for bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. Male Service Desk Managers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field.
Service Desk Manager Salary (?
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$44,188 - $98,384
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MEDIAN: $68,995
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Service Desk Manager Salary (?
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$9.60 - $27.95
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,188 - $98,384  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,000  
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $13,500  
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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$39,162 - $103,740  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 242
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$9.60 - $27.95  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $38.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $13,500  
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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$39,162 - $103,740  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 27
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Job Description for Service Desk Manager

A service desk manager oversees a group of customer service agents and often works at a call center. This type of manager must make sure that a high level of service is maintained and all clients are satisfied; this can be done by continuous evaluation of service desk employees, as well as surveys for clients.
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Service Desk Manager Tasks
  • Participate in root cause analysis and communicate findings to customers.
  • Prioritize projects, identify goals, determine budget, and assign staff to reach goals.
  • Oversee daily operations, including schedules, escalations, and reporting.
  • Perform analyses, create reports, and implement emergency plans.

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Popular Skills for Service Desk Manager

Service Desk Managers note just a narrow range of job skills. Most notably, skills in Information Technology Infrastructure Library, People Management, Systems Help Desk Management, and Information Technology Support are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 20 percent. Those proficient in Customer Service are, more often than not, also skilled in Information Technology (IT) Support and Systems Help Desk Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Service Desk Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $56K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $69K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $77K in this role. Service Desk Managers who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $73K.

Pay Difference By Location

San Francisco
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Houston
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National Average
$69,000
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For Service Desk Managers, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 43 percent above the national average. Service Desk Managers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+24 percent) and Houston (+3 percent). Falling short of the national average by 2 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Dallas.

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Experience Affects Service Desk Manager Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$69,000

Skills That Affect Service Desk Manager Salaries

Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
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Customer Service
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National Average
$69,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 66 votes.

Gender

Female
30%
female alumni
 
Male
70%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 9%