Some of the skills we found on service manager resumes included "procedures," "pos," and "performance reviews." We have detailed the most important service manager responsibilities below.
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming a service manager. We found that 43.2% of service managers have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 6.8% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While most service managers have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's possible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every five service managers were not college graduates.
Those service managers who do attend college, typically earn either a business degree or a automotive technology degree. Less commonly earned degrees for service managers include a electrical engineering degree or a management degree.
When you're ready to become a service manager, you might wonder which companies hire service managers. According to our research through service manager resumes, service managers are mostly hired by Ernst & Young, General Dynamics, and Ulta Beauty. Now is a good time to apply as Ernst & Young has 268 service managers job openings, and there are 196 at General Dynamics and 106 at Ulta Beauty.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, service managers tend to earn the biggest salaries at Salesforce, Apple, and Bloomberg. Take Salesforce for example. The median service manager salary is $124,575. At Apple, service managers earn an average of $123,417, while the average at Bloomberg is $122,861. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
Some other companies you might be interested in as a service manager include Wells Fargo, Cintas, and Chipotle Mexican Grill. These three companies were found to hire the most service managers from the top 100 U.S. educational institutions.
For the most part, service managers make their living in the retail and hospitality industries. Service managers tend to make the most in the technology industry with an average salary of $85,147. The service manager annual salary in the manufacturing and retail industries generally make $75,847 and $72,291 respectively. Additionally, service managers who work in the technology industry make 62.7% more than service managers in the finance Industry.