Technical Services Manager Salary

Technical Services Managers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — just under 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 compensation for Technical Services Managers runs from $50K to $128K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $18K and profit sharing that can reach almost $13K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Men make up the vast majority of Technical Services Managers (82 percent) who took the survey. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Most Technical Services Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$50,051 - $120,051

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$16.14 - $33.47

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,051 - $120,051  
   
Bonus
$494.77 - $18,488  
Profit Sharing
$1,021 - $12,664  
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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$49,852 - $128,251  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 854
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 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
$494.77 - $18,488  
   
Commission
$2,677 - $19,653  
Profit Sharing
$1,021 - $12,664  
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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$49,852 - $128,251  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 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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It's not very common for Technical Services Managers to move on to become VPs of Operations. Average pay for a VP of Operations is $122K annually. 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 participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. 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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Office and Windows Operating System General Use. Most people skilled in People Management are similarly competent in Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Technical Services Manager

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Technical Services Managers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $65K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $74K on average. Technical Services Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $87K. Technical Services Managers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $91K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Technical Services Managers that is 29 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Technical Services Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+23 percent), Chicago (+21 percent), Houston (+20 percent), and Minneapolis (+18 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 12 percent south of the national average, can be found in Milwaukee. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Denver and Los Angeles (10 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively).

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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
up arrow 20%





Microsoft Exchange
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SQL
0%

National Average
$83,000

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 1%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 183 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: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 6%
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