Technical Services Manager Salary

Technical Services Managers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and just under two-thirds have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $79K per year, but may range from $49K to $127K per year. Total cash compensation to Technical Services Managers approaches anywhere from $49K on the lower end to $127K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $18K from bonuses and upwards of $12K from profit sharing. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Technical Services Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 82 percent of Technical Services Managers are male. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$48,868 - $119,570
(Median)
$49K
$79K
$120K
MEDIAN: $79,070
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$16.63 - $38.65
(Median)
$17
$26
$39
MEDIAN: $26.00
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90%

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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
$48,868 - $119,570  
   
Bonus
$493.71 - $17,825  
Profit Sharing
$1,244 - $12,242  
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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$48,810 - $127,208  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 829
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.63 - $38.65  
   
Overtime
$19.62 - $51.88  
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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$493.71 - $17,825  
   
Commission
$2,700 - $21,415  
Profit Sharing
$1,244 - $12,242  
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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$48,810 - $127,208  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 54

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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 sometimes assume positions such as VPs of Operations. That role pays $122K per year on average. The most common promotion for Technical Services Managers is Director of Information Technology Services, a position that typically pays $105K annually. Another standard transition for Technical Services Managers seeking advancement is to assume a Technical Service Department Manager role, where pay is often $63K.

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Popular Skills for Technical Services Manager


Survey results imply that Technical Services Managers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with UNIX, Systems Engineering, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 22 percent, 9 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Windows Operating System General Use and Microsoft Office. The majority of those who know 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.


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. Technical Services Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $87K. 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 $90K.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Technical Services Managers that is 66 percent greater than the national average, Minneapolis offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Technical Services Managers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+33 percent), Chicago (+24 percent), Houston (+24 percent), and Madison (+22 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 14 percent south of the national average, can be found in Richmond. Workers in Milwaukee and Orlando earn less than others in this profession; their salaries fall short of the national average by 4 percent.

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Experience Affects Technical Services Manager Salaries



National Average
$82,000



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
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National Average
$82,000



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 195 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: 67% employee benefits None: 7%