How much does a Technical Manager make?

Updated Nov 22, 2023



Total Pay Range
$133K - $221K/yr
Base Pay
$100K - $159K/yr
Additional Pay
$34K - $63K/yr


Most Likely Range

The estimated total pay for a Technical Manager is $170,557 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $125,785 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $44,772 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

How accurate is this most likely Total Pay range (base + additional) of $133K-$221K/yr?

Top Paying Companies

For a Technical Manager in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Technical Manager in United States. Employers include Google, Cisco Systems and Oracle.

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Top Paying Companies

For Technical Manager in United States

2Cisco Systems$289,990

What are total pay estimates for a Technical Manager at different companies?

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Technical Manager Salaries

Job TitleSalary
LTIMindtree Technical Manager salaries - 450 salaries reported$156,259/yr
Infosys Technical Manager salaries - 190 salaries reported$129,956/yr
Chuck E. Cheese Technical Manager salaries - 67 salaries reported$32/hr
Headstrong Technical Manager salaries - 61 salaries reported$153,226/yr
Verizon Technical Manager salaries - 46 salaries reported$189,715/yr
HCLTech Technical Manager salaries - 42 salaries reported$133,529/yr
IBM Technical Manager salaries - 39 salaries reported$176,114/yr
Alcatel-Lucent Technical Manager salaries - 33 salaries reported$152,477/yr
Honeywell Technical Manager salaries - 32 salaries reported$144,750/yr
Oracle Technical Manager salaries - 30 salaries reported$230,636/yr
CGI Technical Manager salaries - 30 salaries reported$161,680/yr
Cummins Technical Manager salaries - 28 salaries reported$164,043/yr
AOL Technical Manager salaries - 28 salaries reported$189,696/yr
Infinite Computer Solutions Technical Manager salaries - 27 salaries reported$138,150/yr
Quest Global Technical Manager salaries - 24 salaries reported$119,108/yr
Nexient Technical Manager salaries - 23 salaries reported$137,434/yr
Nokia Technical Manager salaries - 23 salaries reported$154,821/yr
Sears Technical Manager salaries - 21 salaries reported$126,298/yr
GAVS Technologies Technical Manager salaries - 20 salaries reported$129,573/yr
TSMC Technical Manager salaries - 18 salaries reported$169,096/yr
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Top Paying Industries

For a Technical Manager in United States

The top 5 paying industries for a Technical Manager in United States are Human Resources & Staffing with a median total pay of $190,631, Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology with a median total pay of $167,295, Energy, Mining & Utilities with a median total pay of $166,532, Financial Services with a median total pay of $163,719, and Manufacturing with a median total pay of $157,770.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Human Resources & StaffingHuman Resources & Staffing$190,631

    23% Higher than other industries

  • Pharmaceutical & BiotechnologyPharmaceutical & Biotechnology$167,295

    13% Higher than other industries

  • Energy, Mining & UtilitiesEnergy, Mining & Utilities$166,532

    12% Higher than other industries

  • Financial ServicesFinancial Services$163,719

    11% Higher than other industries

  • ManufacturingManufacturing$157,770

    7% Higher than other industries

Human Resources & Staffing

The top paying company in Human Resources & Staffing for Technical Manager is CyberCoders.


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What is the pay outlook for Engineering?

Engineering jobs are in high demand with workers receiving generous compensation packages and bonuses. Engineering offers ample opportunity for growth and development with transferable skills across an array of fields from software, supply chain and logistics to aerospace. Most roles require at least a bachelor’s degree. To remain competitive, job-seekers should consider specialization or skill-specific programs such as coding boot-camps or certifications.

Technical Manager pay FAQ

The average salary for a Technical Manager is $170,557 per year in United States. Salaries estimates are based on 3531 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Technical Manager employees in United States.

The highest salary for a Technical Manager in United States is $221,450 per year.

The lowest salary for a Technical Manager in United States is $133,232 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming a Technical Manager or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Technical Manager.

Technical manager salaries vary widely with experience, education, geography, industry and firm. This pay range reflects the varying career backgrounds of technical managers as well as the range of sectors in which they find employment. Candidates with an extensive background in engineering or business, or a graduate degree in a related field, generally receive higher salaries. Pay is expected to grow over the next decade, as the digital transformation pushes new firms to develop complex products which benefit from skilled oversight.

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Currently, about 67% of active technical managers are content with their salary when taking into account total years of experience in addition to education and certifications. When combined with the potential to earn an additional $44,772.16, technical managers can receive good annual pay.

An average technical manager salary is $125,784.62, depending on where you are in your technical manager career path. From entry-level to experienced individuals, the salary range is between $106,791.52 and $277,689.71 with the potential to make $170,556.78 after building relevant experience. Extra compensation in the role typically comes from regular bonuses and stock options given based on personal or company performance that year.

Every technical manager career comes with promotions and new roles that can lead to higher pay. Moving up within your company or exploring options externally can be made easier by increasing the value you can create for the company. A bachelor's degree in a related field is a great first step that many managers complete prior to their first job. Furthering this degree or seeking out professional certifications that recognize your management skills and industry knowledge positions you as an expert in your field. The more in-demand your skills are, the more likely you are to earn a higher technical manager salary.

Salary negotiations are a part of any career progression, whether you're just starting out or looking for your next technical manager job promotion. In order to confidently negotiate for a higher base salary, it's important to know what other companies are paying for talent with your skill set and experience. Explore similar job postings to the one you're applying for and create a salary range you want to stick to during talks. Some effective talking points include "I understand other positions I'm qualified for are paying this amount" or "With my current skill set, I can qualify for this level of salary" to get started.

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