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 $81K annually, but may range from $49K to $128K per year. Total cash compensation to Technical Services Managers bottoms out near $49K and approaches $128K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $18K from bonuses and almost $12K from profit sharing. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. The vast majority of Technical Services Managers (82 percent) who took the survey are men. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$49,607 - $119,721
(Median)
$50K
$81K
$120K
MEDIAN: $80,665
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$16.07 - $33.67
(Median)
$16
$26
$34
MEDIAN: $25.00
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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
$49,607 - $119,721  
   
Bonus
$492.83 - $18,170  
Profit Sharing
$1,100 - $12,197  
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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$49,414 - $127,588  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 845
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
$16.07 - $33.67  
   
Overtime
$19.62 - $50.46  
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
$492.83 - $18,170  
   
Commission
$2,700 - $21,415  
Profit Sharing
$1,100 - $12,197  
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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$49,414 - $127,588  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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 some Technical Services Managers move into positions like VP of Operations (where the average salary is $122K), this progression is not the norm. Going from Technical Services Manager to Director of Information Technology Services is the transition that occurs most often in this field, where the paychecks are $105K. Many others choose to work as Information Technology Managers, where pay is typically $76K.

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Popular Skills for Technical Services Manager


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Lucky workers who know UNIX can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 20 percent above average. Systems Engineering and Project Management are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 9 percent and 20 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office and Windows Operating System General Use. For most people, competency in People Management indicates knowledge of 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. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $64K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $73K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $87K in this role. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $91K.

Pay Difference by Location


San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Technical Services Managers, 29 percent higher than the national average. Technical Services Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+22 percent), Madison (+20 percent), Houston (+20 percent), and Chicago (+19 percent). In Denver, salaries are 9 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers pay around 9 percent less in Los Angeles and 6 percent less in Milwaukee, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Technical Services Manager Salaries



National Average
$83,000



Skills That Affect Technical Services Manager Salaries

UNIX
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Microsoft Exchange
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SQL
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Network Management / Administration
0%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
0%

National Average
$83,000



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 186 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: 69% employee benefits None: 6%
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