Technical Services Manager Salary

Technical Services Managers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with just below two-thirds bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $83K per year on average but can range from $50K to $131K per year. Total cash compensation for Technical Services Managers runs from $50K to $131K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $18K and profit sharing that can reach almost $13K. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority of Technical Services Managers (82 percent) survey respondents are men. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Technical Services Managers. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$50,309 - $121,765
(Median)
$50K
$83K
$120K
MEDIAN: $82,627
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$16.00 - $34.16
(Median)
$16
$26
$34
MEDIAN: $25.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,309 - $121,765  
   
Bonus
$491.94 - $18,149  
Profit Sharing
$1,003 - $12,583  
Commission
$4,913  
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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$49,880 - $130,523  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 959
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.00 - $34.16  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.43  
Overtime
$22.02 - $51.34  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$491.94 - $18,149  
   
Commission
$4,913  
Profit Sharing
$1,003 - $12,583  
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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$49,880 - $130,523  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 76
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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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Technical Services Managers do not often transition into VP of Operations roles. The role averages $123K per year. 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. The average salary for the position is $106K. Another frequent advance is for Technical Services Managers to assume an Information Technology Manager role; in this role, workers often earn $77K.

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Popular Skills for Technical Services Manager


Survey takers working as Technical Services Managers report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Technical Sales, UNIX, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 25 percent, 19 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Those listing Troubleshooting as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Microsoft Office and Windows Operating System General Use also typically command lower compensation. Most people familiar with People Management also know Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Technical Services Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Technical Services Managers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $66K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $76K. Technical Services Managers bring in $87K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $92K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $83,659

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

For those looking to make money, Technical Services Managers in Minneapolis enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 30 percent above the national average. Technical Services Managers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+28 percent), Chicago (+25 percent), Seattle (+22 percent), and Houston (+21 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 13 percent south of the national average, can be found in Milwaukee. Employers also pay below the national average in Cincinnati (12 percent lower) and Orlando (7 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Technical Services Manager Salaries



National Average
$84,000



Skills That Affect Technical Services Manager Salaries

Technical Sales
up arrow 25%

UNIX
up arrow 19%


SQL
up arrow 8%

Customer Service
up arrow 8%

Technical Services
up arrow 7%

Project Management
up arrow 4%

People Management
up arrow 4%

Technical Analysis
up arrow 3%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Exchange
up arrow 1%

National Average
$84,000

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 4%



Troubleshooting
up arrow 27%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 198 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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