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Technical Services Manager Salary

Technical Services Managers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and just below two-thirds have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $80K per year, but may range from $49K to $127K per year. Total cash compensation to Technical Services Managers bottoms out near $49K and approaches $127K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $18K from bonuses and almost $12K from profit sharing. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. There are far more male Technical Services Managers survey respondents than women, making up 82 percent. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$48,942 - $119,395
(Median)
$49K
$80K
$120K
MEDIAN: $79,731
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$16.47 - $34.77
(Median)
$16
$26
$35
MEDIAN: $26.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,942 - $119,395  
   
Bonus
$489.67 - $18,270  
Profit Sharing
$1,163 - $12,105  
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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$48,860 - $127,050  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 843
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.47 - $34.77  
   
Overtime
$19.62 - $51.80  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$489.67 - $18,270  
   
Commission
$2,700 - $21,415  
Profit Sharing
$1,163 - $12,105  
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).
)
$48,860 - $127,050  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 51

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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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Though it's uncommon, some Technical Services Managers move into roles as VPs of Operations, where pay is an average $122K 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 $105K. Another frequent advance is for Technical Services Managers to assume an Information Technology Manager role; in this role, workers often earn $76K.

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Popular Skills for Technical Services Manager


Technical Services Managers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with UNIX, Systems Engineering, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent, 9 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Windows Operating System General Use and Microsoft Office. Most people who know 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 many Technical Services Managers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $63K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $73K on average. Technical Services Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $87K. Technical Services Managers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $91K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Technical Services Managers in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 30 percent above the national average. Technical Services Managers will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+23 percent), Madison (+21 percent), New York (+21 percent), and Houston (+21 percent). Falling short of the national average by 13 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Richmond. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Denver and Los Angeles (9 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Technical Services Manager Salaries



National Average
$82,000



Skills That Affect Technical Services Manager Salaries

UNIX
up arrow 21%





Microsoft Exchange
up arrow 1%

SQL
0%

National Average
$82,000

Network Management / Administration
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 188 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 7%
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