Technical Services Manager Salary

With slightly less than two-thirds of Technical Services Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $50K to $131K per year and averages out to $83K per year. Total cash earnings of Technical Services Managers range from $50K on the low end to $131K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $18K and $13K, respectively. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The vast majority of Technical Services Managers (82 percent) survey respondents are men. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$50,309 - $121,765
(Median)
$50K
$83K
$120K
MEDIAN: $82,627
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$16.00 - $34.16
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$16
$26
$34
MEDIAN: $25.00
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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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Though not the most common occurrence, Technical Services Managers sometimes become VPs of Operations, where the average income is $123K per year. 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 $106K. Many others choose to work as Information Technology Managers, where pay is typically $77K.

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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 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 experienced in 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.


Technical Services Managers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $66K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $76K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Technical Services Managers make a median salary of $87K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $92K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $83,659

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

For Technical Services Managers, working in the bustling city of Minneapolis has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Technical Services Managers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+28 percent), Chicago (+25 percent), Seattle (+22 percent), and Houston (+21 percent). The lowest-paying market is Milwaukee, which sits 13 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Cincinnati (12 percent lower) and Orlando (7 percent lower).

Technical Services Manager Reviews

What is it like working as a Technical Services Manager?

Technical Services Manager in Salt Lake City:
"Being ahead of customer thinking."
Pros: The ability to be part of a revenue driven business. The need to spend time with the customer face to face. Participating in sales proposals meeting from a managed services perspective as sales support. The fact it's project and task oriented and requires analysis of specific business processes. Amazing benefits, flexible hours and awesome management.
Cons: The time it takes to get things approved through HR. The salary is below average compared to those coming to EMC from the street.

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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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