Technical Services Manager Salary

Technical Services Managers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — just below two-thirds have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $50K to $128K per year, median earnings come to $81K annually. Total cash earnings of Technical Services Managers range from $50K on the low end to $128K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $18K and $12K, respectively. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. The majority of Technical Services Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 82 percent of Technical Services Managers are male. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$49,970 - $119,839
(Median)
$50K
$81K
$120K
MEDIAN: $81,094
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$16.14 - $33.47
(Median)
$16
$26
$33
MEDIAN: $26.00
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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
$49,970 - $119,839  
   
Bonus
$493.49 - $18,336  
Profit Sharing
$1,100 - $12,197  
Commission
$2,677 - $19,653  
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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$49,776 - $127,873  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 847
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.14 - $33.47  
   
Overtime
$19.78 - $50.35  
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
$493.49 - $18,336  
   
Commission
$2,677 - $19,653  
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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$49,776 - $127,873  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 53
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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 $122K per year. A Director of Information Technology Services role is the most common promotion for Technical Services Managers moving up the ladder, and pay for the position tends to be around the $105K mark. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Technical Services Managers is an Information Technology Manager position, where earnings are usually $76K.

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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 Systems Engineering are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 41 percent, 20 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office and Windows Operating System General Use. It is often found that people who know People Management are also skilled in 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, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $65K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $73K on average. Technical Services Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $87K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $91K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Technical Services Managers, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 29 percent above the national average. Technical Services Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+22 percent), Houston (+20 percent), Chicago (+18 percent), and Dallas (+18 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Milwaukee, 12 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Denver and Los Angeles (9 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Technical Services Manager Salaries



National Average
$83,000



Skills That Affect Technical Services Manager Salaries

Technical Sales
up arrow 41%

UNIX
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Microsoft Exchange
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SQL
0%

National Average
$83,000

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 182 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
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 6%
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