Technical Services Manager Salary (United States)

Just under two-thirds of Technical Services Managers in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $47,566 to $124,962 per year, and the average number comes out to $79,459 annually. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all workers enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage in this occupation. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Male Technical Services Managers far outnumber their female counterparys in the field. Job satisfaction for Technical Services Managers is high. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Technical Services Manager Salary (?
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$47,566 - $118,263
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MEDIAN: $77,227
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Technical Services Manager Salary (?
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$15.86 - $38.51
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$47,566 - $118,263  
   
Bonus
$489.93 - $18,021  
Profit Sharing
$1,445 - $11,956  
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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$47,566 - $124,962  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 833
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$15.86 - $38.51  
   
Overtime
$19.04 - $52.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$489.93 - $18,021  
   
Commission
$2,700 - $21,415  
Profit Sharing
$1,445 - $11,956  
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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$47,566 - $124,962  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 55
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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 who advance into the role of a VP of Operations—while rather uncommon—bring in an extra $42K 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 bigger by $25K. Many others choose to work as Technical Service Department Managers, where pay actually goes down by $17,376.

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Popular Skills for Technical Services Manager

Survey results suggest that Technical Services Managers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, facility with UNIX, People Management, and Systems Engineering are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 26 percent, 15 percent, and 14 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Windows Operating System General Use and Microsoft Office. Most people skilled in Microsoft Office are similarly competent in People Management.

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 salaries from more experience in the field—in most many but not all cases, experience is not a driving force behind pay increase. Starting out, salaries fall in the $61K range but grow to $77K after five to 10 years. Those with one to two decades of experience under their belt tend to see salaries around $86K. Salaries tend to grow less rapidly after achieving 20 years of experience, with more senior Technical Services Managers earning an average of $90K per year. This workforce includes a range of age distribution and is widely spread out: of those who responded, 35 percent have between one and nine years of experience; 37 percent have 10-20 years, and the remaining 27 percent report more than a couple decades of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$79,000
Milwaukee
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Cincinnati
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San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Technical Services Managers, 32 percent above the national average. Houston, Madison, New York, and Philadelphia are a few other cities that offer generous salaries, with Technical Services Managers earning around 27 percent, 26 percent, 26 percent, and 18 percent more than average. Cincinnati is the lowest-paying area, 9 percent south of the national average.

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Experience Affects Technical Services Manager Salaries

National Average
$79,000

Skills That Affect Technical Services Manager Salaries

UNIX
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SQL
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Network Management / Administration
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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$79,000
Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 217 votes.

Gender

Female
18%
female alumni
 
Male
82%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 8%