Technical Advisor Salary

The majority of Technical Advisors in the United States — just over a half — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $34K to $147K per year, and the median is $86K per year. Final cash compensation to Technical Advisors varies from around $34K to approximately $147K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $24K and $16K, respectively. This group's pay is mainly influenced by location, followed by the company and experience level. Most Technical Advisors like their work and job satisfaction is high. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Technical Advisors who answered the questionnnaire. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$48,883 - $146,417
(Median)
$49K
$86K
$150K
MEDIAN: $85,667
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$10.84 - $38.89
(Median)
$11
$17
$39
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,883 - $146,417  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,259  
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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$33,954 - $147,006  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 401
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$10.84 - $38.89  
   
Overtime
$13.38 - $57.35  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,259  
   
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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$33,954 - $147,006  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 108
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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


Technical Advisors seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Halliburton Energy Services, where the average salary comes to $132K.

With a median employee salary of $35K, Apple Computer, Inc pays significantly less than its competitors (277 percent lower than the top payer).

Popular Skills for Technical Advisor


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. 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 35 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. Those proficient in Customer Service are, more often than not, also skilled in Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Technical Advisor

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. The average beginner in this position makes around $48K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $72K. Technical Advisors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $93K. Technical Advisors with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $116K.

Pay Difference by Location


Technical Advisors will find that Houston offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 69 percent. Technical Advisors will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+38 percent), Memphis (+36 percent), Colorado Springs (+34 percent), and Dallas (+27 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Technical Advisors in Atlanta earning a whopping 56 percent below the national average. Phoenix and Seattle are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 47 percent lower and 14 percent lower, respectively.

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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
up arrow 25%

Program Management
up arrow 23%


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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