Technical Services Manager Salary (United States)

Technical Services Managers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up about two-thirds of Technical Services Managers in the United States. Pay fluctuates from $47,566 to $124,962 per year, but expected earnings average $79,459 per year. Overall cash allowance, which can include more than $18,021 from bonuses and close to $11,956 from profit sharing—generally runs from $47,566 to $118,263. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most workers in this profession enjoy health benefits; medical and dental coverage is claimed by nearly all, and more than half earn vision coverage. In this field, men are more common than women; 82 percent of Technical Services Managers are male. Work is enjoyable for the better half of Technical Services Managers who claim high levels of job satisfaction. This summary is derived from information collected in the PayScale salary survey.
Technical Services Manager Salary (?
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$47,566 - $118,263
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MEDIAN: $77,227
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Technical Services Manager Salary (?
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$15.86 - $38.51
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$47,566 - $118,263  
   
Bonus
$489.93 - $18,021  
Profit Sharing
$1,445 - $11,956  
Commission
$2,700 - $21,415  
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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$47,566 - $124,962  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 833
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$15.86 - $38.51  
   
Overtime
$19.04 - $52.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$489.93 - $18,021  
   
Commission
$2,700 - $21,415  
Profit Sharing
$1,445 - $11,956  
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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$47,566 - $124,962  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 55
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Job Description for Technical Services Manager

Technical services managers may work in a variety of different industries or fields, including accounting and computer technology. They have multiple duties and are in charge of many technical issues within their company.
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Technical Services Manager Tasks
  • Coordinate and direct activities with the IT team.
  • Develop, operate and maintain the IT infrastructure.

Common Career Paths for Technical Services Manager

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While not commonly found, Technical Services Managers who move on to become VP of Operationss bring in an additional $42K annually. Becoming a Director of Information Technology Services is, more often than not, the most common role that Technical Services Managers move into when they're ready for the next step in their career, and salaries hike up an additional $25K. Another frequent advance is for Technical Services Managers to assume a Technical Service Department Manager role; in this role, workers often experience a pay cut of $17,376.

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Popular Skills for Technical Services Manager

Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, facility with UNIX, People Management, and Systems Engineering are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 26 percent, 15 percent, and 14 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Windows Operating System General Use and Microsoft Office. Most people familiar with Microsoft Office also know People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Technical Services Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Across the entire workforce, experience and pay tend to be weakly linked—those with more experience do not necessarily bring in much higher salaries. After five to 10 years, starting salaries jump from $61K to $77K. Those who spend a decent amount of time in this profession—one to two decades—usually make about $86K. As Technical Services Managers reach 20 years on the job, salary increases slow down a bit, averaging $90K. In this field, there is a large range of employee experience; those with the least amount of experience—one to nine years—make up 35 percent of people in the field; those with 10-20 represent 37 percent, and those with the most experience—more than 20 years—account for 27 percent.

Pay Difference By Location

San Francisco
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National Average
$79,000
Milwaukee
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Cincinnati
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For Technical Services Managers, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Also paying near the top of the field are Houston, Madison, New York, and Philadelphia, where Technical Services Managers annually earn 27 percent, 26 percent, 26 percent, and 18 percent more than the national average. In Cincinnati, salaries are 9 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

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Experience Affects Technical Services Manager Salaries

National Average
$79,000

Skills That Affect Technical Services Manager Salaries

UNIX
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SQL
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Network Management / Administration
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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National Average
$79,000
Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 217 votes.

Gender

Female
18%
female alumni
 
Male
82%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 8%
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