Technical Advisor Salary

More than half of Technical Advisors in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $34K to $148K per year, and the average comes out to $86K annually. Overall cash earnings for Technical Advisors stretch from $34K on the lower end to $148K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $24K from bonuses and $16K from profit sharing. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer and years of experience. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Male Technical Advisors are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$48,737 - $146,871
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$49K
$86K
$150K
MEDIAN: $85,987
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$10.85 - $37.77
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$11
$17
$38
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,737 - $146,871  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,379  
Profit Sharing
$970 - $15,547  
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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$34,015 - $147,525  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 404
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$10.85 - $37.77  
   
Overtime
$13.44 - $52.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,379  
   
Profit Sharing
$970 - $15,547  
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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$34,015 - $147,525  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 109
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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

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

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Popular Employer Salaries for Technical Advisor


For Technical Advisors, comfortable salaries can be found at Halliburton Energy Services; in fact, median earnings sit around $132K, the highest in the area.

Apple Computer, Inc reports the lowest median salary in the area by far — it's only $35K, 277 percent less than the top paying company.

Popular Skills for Technical Advisor


Technical Advisors report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with Technical Writing, Engineering Design, and Systems Engineering are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 47 percent, 41 percent, and 36 percent, respectively. Those listing Customer Service as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Information Technology Support and Data Analysis also typically command lower compensation. Most people experienced in Customer Service also know Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Technical Advisor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Technical Advisors, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $48K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $72K. On average, Technical Advisors make $92K following one to two decades on the job. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $118K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Houston offers some of the highest pay in the country for Technical Advisors, 68 percent above the national average. Technical Advisors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+38 percent), Memphis (+36 percent), Colorado Springs (+34 percent), and Dallas (+27 percent). Compared to the national average, Atlanta Technical Advisors have considerably lower salaries, 56 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Phoenix (47 percent less) and Seattle (14 percent less).

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Experience Affects Technical Advisor Salaries



National Average
$78,000



Skills That Affect Technical Advisor Salaries

Technical Writing
up arrow 47%

Engineering Design
up arrow 41%


Research Analysis
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Program Management
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National Average
$78,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 13%



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 104 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 9%
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