About one-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 $35K to $131K per year, and the average comes out to $81K per year. In the world of Technical Advisors, total cash compensation can vary between $35K and $131K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $20K and $10K, respectively. The company is the main element affecting pay for this group — the particular city and years of experience are driving factors as well. For the most part, Technical Advisors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. 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 information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$44,208 - $134,702
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MEDIAN: $81,166
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$12.00 - $41.41
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,208 - $134,702  
   
Bonus
$157.81 - $19,933  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $10,193  
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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$34,965 - $131,016  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 252
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.00 - $41.41  
   
Overtime
$16.39 - $57.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$157.81 - $19,933  
   
Commission
$7,000  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $10,193  
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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$34,965 - $131,016  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 104

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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 top-notch employers for Technical Advisors in this area. Halliburton Energy Services leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $132K.

Apple Computer, Inc lags the field greatly in terms of pay, offering a median salary 244 percent lower than the top payer ($38K).

Popular Skills for Technical Advisor


Survey results imply that Technical Advisors put a diverse skill set to use. 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, 38 percent, and 30 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. Most people who know 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.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Technical Advisors. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $42K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $69K. Technical Advisors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $95K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $107K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $73,510

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

Chicago offers some of the highest pay in the country for Technical Advisors, 55 percent above the national average. Technical Advisors will also find cushy salaries in Memphis (+45 percent), Colorado Springs (+43 percent), Houston (+38 percent), and Washington (+32 percent). Technical Advisors in Dallas take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 50 percent less than the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Phoenix (43 percent less) and Austin (42 percent less).

Technical Advisor Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Technical Advisor?

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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Key Stats for Technical Advisor

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 56 votes.
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Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Technical Advisor Salaries



National Average
$74,000



Skills That Affect Technical Advisor Salaries

Engineering Design
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Data Analysis
up arrow 30%


Research Analysis
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Technical Writing
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National Average
$74,000


Technical Services
up arrow 33%


Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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