Technical Advisor Salary

Technical Advisors who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up a little more than half of Technical Advisors. Pay fluctuates from $34K to $143K per year, but expected earnings average $86K annually. Total cash earnings of Technical Advisors range from $34K on the low end to $143K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $24K and $15K, respectively. The particular firm is the main element affecting pay for this group — geography and experience level are driving factors as well. Most Technical Advisors survey respondents are men (75 percent). Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Technical Advisors. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$48,748 - $142,922
(Median)
$49K
$86K
$140K
MEDIAN: $85,942
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$10.91 - $36.06
(Median)
$11
$17
$36
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,748 - $142,922  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $23,667  
Profit Sharing
$980 - $15,383  
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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$34,114 - $143,134  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 456
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$10.91 - $36.06  
   
Overtime
$14.64 - $53.11  
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
$0.00 - $23,667  
   
Profit Sharing
$980 - $15,383  
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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$34,114 - $143,134  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 135
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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


Those at Halliburton Energy Services can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $132K.

Earnings fall especially short at Apple Computer, Inc, where the median salary of $36K is the lowest in the field, 269 percent less than the top paying company.

Popular Skills for Technical Advisor


Survey results show that Technical Advisors use a fair number of skills. Most notably, facility with Technical Writing, Engineering Design, and Systems Engineering are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 49 percent, 42 percent, and 39 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. Those educated in Customer Service tend to be well versed in Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Technical Advisor

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Technical Advisors. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $47K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $70K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $93K in this role. Technical Advisors who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $114K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $77,335

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

Houston is home to an above-average pay rate for Technical Advisors, 63 percent higher than the national average. Technical Advisors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+38 percent), Memphis (+36 percent), Colorado Springs (+36 percent), and Dallas (+28 percent). Technical Advisors in Atlanta take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 55 percent less than the national average. Employers in Phoenix and Seattle also lean toward paying below-median salaries (45 percent lower and 13 percent lower, respectively).

Technical Advisor Reviews

What is it like working as a Technical Advisor at Apple Computer, Inc?

Technical Advisor in Greensboro:
"Cares about employees."
Pros: I really enjoy the emphasis on upward growth that employees receive from management. The encouragement to do more and better and constantly evolve is great.
Cons: Lots of stress involved with being in the Tier 1 group. Essentially feels like you're in the corp.

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Experience Affects Technical Advisor Salaries



National Average
$77,000



Skills That Affect Technical Advisor Salaries

Technical Writing
up arrow 49%

Engineering Design
up arrow 42%



Research Analysis
up arrow 26%


National Average
$77,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 12%


Technical Services
up arrow 24%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 107 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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