Technical Advisor Salary

Average Technical Advisors in the United States make around $81K per year. With some bonuses approaching $20K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $10K, overall incomes of Technical Advisors spread between $35K and $128K depending on individual performance. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the specific employer, but the particular city and experience level are influential factors as well. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Technical Advisors who answered the questionnnaire. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$49,397 - $133,832
$49K
$81K
$130K
MEDIAN: $80,606
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$12.26 - $41.83
$12
$18
$42
MEDIAN: $18.09
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,397 - $133,832  
   
Bonus
$115.77 - $20,322  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $10,256  
Commission
$7,000  
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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$35,346 - $128,217  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 239
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.26 - $41.83  
   
Overtime
$16.50 - $52.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$115.77 - $20,322  
   
Commission
$7,000  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $10,256  
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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$35,346 - $128,217  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 100

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Job Description for Technical Advisor

When an organization needs specific expertise on a complex subject matter that lies outside their normal area of work, they typically hire a technical advisor. This person assists the organization in understanding and performing tasks in their area of expertise in compliance with best practice. For example, a high-level university psychology study may bring in a technical advisor in business or financial services to help construct and perform surveys and tests related to consumer behavior or market correlations. A business entity may use a technical advisor in construction or design to help facilitate the most efficient means of conducting regular business operations. Film crews, producers, and directors frequently turn to technical advisors to ensure that specialized events such as military maneuvers, medical procedures, or police investigative work are depicted in a realistic way.

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Technical Advisor Tasks

  • Document technical risks, requirements, issues and training.
  • Communicate across teams to ensure appropriate usage and technical
  • Customize and update products, features and documentation.
  • Troubleshoot and solve technical problems internally and for clients.
  • Work directly with clients and internal teams to execute technical specifications.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Technical Advisor


Apple Computer, Inc, Dell, Inc., Halliburton Energy Services, CVS Caremark Corporation, and Federal Express Corporation (FedEx) are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Technical Advisors. The biggest paychecks can be found at Halliburton Energy Services — the median salary there is $132K.

Relative to other names in the field, compensation is very low at Apple Computer, Inc — the median salary comes to just $39K, 239 percent lower than the top payer.

Popular Skills for Technical Advisor


Technical Advisors report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with Engineering Design, Systems Engineering, and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 50 percent, 41 percent, and 31 percent, respectively. Those listing Customer Service as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Technical Services and Information Technology Support also typically command lower compensation. For most people, competency in Customer Service indicates knowledge of Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Technical Advisor

Pay by Experience for a Technical Advisor has a positive trend. An entry-level Technical Advisor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 125 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Technical Advisor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 88 salaries. An experienced Technical Advisor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $96,000 based on 117 salaries. A Technical Advisor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $106,000 based on 68 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $73,225

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

Technical Advisors will find that Memphis offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 48 percent. Technical Advisors will also find cushy salaries in Colorado Springs (+44 percent), Washington (+34 percent), Houston (+27 percent), and Minneapolis (+25 percent). Technical Advisors in Dallas earn salaries far below the national average by 50 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Phoenix (42 percent less) and Austin (35 percent less).

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Key Stats for Technical Advisor

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 56 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Technical Advisor Salaries

▲45%

▲31%

National Average
$73,000

▼1%

▼41%

Skills That Affect Technical Advisor Salaries

Engineering Design
▲50%


Data Analysis
▲31%



Research Analysis
▲11%

Technical Writing
▲4%

National Average
$73,000


Technical Services
▼33%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 56 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 10%
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