Technical Services Managers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and slightly less than two-thirds have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $83K per year, but may range from $50K to $131K 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 $19K and $10K, respectively. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Technical Services Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up the vast majority of Technical Services Managers (83 percent) who took the survey. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$51,566 - $123,342
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$83K
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MEDIAN: $82,535
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$15.42 - $35.13
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,566 - $123,342  
   
Bonus
$968 - $18,639  
Profit Sharing
$120.80 - $10,137  
Commission
$400.00  
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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$50,322 - $130,731  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 685
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.42 - $35.13  
   
Overtime
$24.24 - $50.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$968 - $18,639  
   
Commission
$400.00  
Profit Sharing
$120.80 - $10,137  
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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$50,322 - $130,731  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 62

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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

  • Develop, operate and maintain the IT infrastructure.
  • Coordinate and direct activities with the IT team.

Common Career Paths for Technical Services Manager


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Technical Services Managers who advance into the role of a VP of Operations are fairly uncommon. VPs of Operations on average earn $124K per year. As Technical Services Managers progress in their field, many go on to become Directors of IT Services. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and pay for the position is usually $106K per year. Another common career choice for Technical Services Managers is to move into an Information Technology Manager role. Typically, Information Technology Managers get paid $77K.

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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 Technical Sales, UNIX, and SQL are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 26 percent, 20 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. Those listing Troubleshooting as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Microsoft Office and Network Management / Administration also typically command lower compensation. Those familiar with People Management also tend to 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 Technical Services Managers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $72K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $80K. Technical Services Managers bring in $85K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $92K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $83,023

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

For Technical Services Managers, Washington provides a pay rate that is 50 percent greater than the national average. Technical Services Managers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+49 percent), Houston (+27 percent), Minneapolis (+26 percent), and Madison (+20 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Raleigh, 16 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Cincinnati (13 percent lower) and Dallas (12 percent lower).

Technical Services Manager Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Technical Services Manager

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 117 votes.
037
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
26%
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Experience Affects Technical Services Manager Salaries



National Average
$83,000



Skills That Affect Technical Services Manager Salaries

Technical Sales
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UNIX
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SQL
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Operations Management
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People Management
0%

Microsoft Exchange
0%

National Average
$83,000



Troubleshooting
up arrow 26%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 117 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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