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Technical Services Manager Salary (United States)

Technical Services Managers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with just under two-thirds bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $78K annually on average but can range from $48K to $125K per year. Total cash compensation to Technical Services Managers approaches anywhere from $48K on the lower end to $125K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $18K from bonuses and upwards of $12K from profit sharing. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Men make up the vast majority of Technical Services Managers (82 percent) who took the survey. Work is enjoyable for Technical Services Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
Technical Services Manager Salary (?
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$47,913 - $117,993
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MEDIAN: $77,610
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Technical Services Manager Salary (?
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$15.89 - $38.38
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$47,913 - $117,993  
   
Bonus
$482.73 - $17,534  
Profit Sharing
$1,446 - $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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$47,808 - $124,883  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 831
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.89 - $38.38  
   
Overtime
$19.09 - $52.04  
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
$482.73 - $17,534  
   
Commission
$2,700 - $21,415  
Profit Sharing
$1,446 - $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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$47,808 - $124,883  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 56
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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 do not often transition into VP of Operations roles. The role averages $122K 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 $105K per year. Another common career choice for Technical Services Managers is to move into a Technical Service Department Manager role. Typically, Technical Service Department Managers get paid $62K.

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Popular Skills for Technical Services Manager

Survey results imply that Technical Services Managers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, facility with UNIX, Systems Engineering, and People Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 25 percent, 12 percent, and 11 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include 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 incomes from more experience in the field. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $72K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $62K. On average, Technical Services Managers make $86K following one to two decades on the job. 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 $89K.

Pay Difference By Location

San Francisco
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Houston
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New York
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Atlanta
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Los Angeles
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National Average
$80,000
Orlando
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Milwaukee
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Cincinnati
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For Technical Services Managers, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 34 percent greater than the national average. Technical Services Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Madison (+25 percent), New York (+25 percent), Houston (+25 percent), and Philadelphia (+17 percent). Falling short of the national average by 10 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Cincinnati. Two other places where employers salaries are below the median are Orlando and Milwaukee (2 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Technical Services Manager Salaries

National Average
$80,000

Skills That Affect Technical Services Manager Salaries

UNIX
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Technical Analysis
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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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National Average
$80,000
Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 200 votes.

Gender

Female
18%
female alumni
 
Male
82%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 7%