Technical Service Department Manager Salary

With just under two-thirds of Technical Service Department Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $36K to $118K per year and averages out to $70K per year. Overall cash earnings for Technical Service Department Managers stretch from $36K on the lower end to $118K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $20K from bonuses and $6K from profit sharing. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Technical Service Department Managers (88 percent) survey respondents are men. A fair number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$41,187 - $121,858
$41K
$72K
$120K
MEDIAN: $71,543
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50%
90%

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$13.75 - $32.69
$14
$18
$33
MEDIAN: $18.19
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$0$121K
Salary $41,187 - $121,858
Bonus $200.00 - $22,000
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $5,537
Commission $3,600
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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$35,639 - $121,167
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 239
Hourly Data $0$46
Hourly Rate $13.75 - $32.69
Overtime $21.95 - $46.09
Annual Data $0$121K
Bonus $200.00 - $22,000
Commission $3,600
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $5,537
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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$35,639 - $121,167
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 72

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Job Description for Technical Service Department Manager

Technical service department managers are in charge providing effective solutions to technical problems, while maintaining excellent customer satisfaction. They are responsible for creating and reaching specific organizational goals. Additionally, they deal with customers on a daily basis to develop and increase brand loyalty. These managers ensure compliance with company policies and serve as a motivational example for other professionals. Among their main duties, technical service department managers create budgets and allocate resources according to department priorities. They frequently supervise other technicians to measure their performance.

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Technical Service Department Manager Tasks

  • Recruit, train, evaluate, and manage technician teams.
  • Maintain the annual budget for the technical services department and report on financial performance.
  • Design, implement, and continue to enhance standard operating procedures.
  • Lead key projects to optimize service performance, and communicate between departments to resolve technical and non-technical issues.

Common Career Paths for Technical Service Department Manager


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As Technical Service Department Managers transition into upper-level roles such as Technical Project Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Technical Project Managers earn $89K on average per year. Technical Service Department Managers most often move into positions as Service & Repair Technical Managers or Operations Managers. Service & Repair Technical Managers actually earn $13K less on average, however, and Operations Managers earn $7K less per year than Technical Service Department Managers do.

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Popular Skills for Technical Service Department Manager


Technical Service Department Managers seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, facility with Operations Management and Technical Writing are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 42 percent and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Customer Service, Electronic Troubleshooting, and Technical Analysis. It is often found that people who know Technical Analysis are also skilled in Electronic Troubleshooting.

Pay by Experience Level for Technical Service Department Manager

Pay by Experience for a Technical Service Department Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Technical Service Department Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 88 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Technical Service Department Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 103 salaries. An experienced Technical Service Department Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 145 salaries. A Technical Service Department Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 148 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $66,672

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

Chicago offers some of the highest pay in the country for Technical Service Department Managers, 69 percent above the national average. Technical Service Department Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+66 percent), Denver (+32 percent), Atlanta (+26 percent), and San Diego (+25 percent). Technical Service Department Managers in Milwaukee report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 28 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Pittsburgh (15 percent less) and Charlotte (14 percent less).

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Key Stats for Technical Service Department Manager

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 77 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
34%
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Experience Affects Technical Service Department Manager Salaries

▲21%

▼0%

National Average
$67,000

▼10%

▼25%

Skills That Affect Technical Service Department Manager Salaries

Operations Management
▲41%


National Average
$67,000



Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▼7%





Customer Service
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 77 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 18%
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