Technical Advisor Salary

Earnings for Technical Advisors in the United States come in at around $81K annually on average. Overall cash earnings for Technical Advisors stretch from $35K on the lower end to $130K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $21K from bonuses and $12K from profit sharing. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the company, though geography and experience level have a (lesser) impact as well. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Making up 75 percent of those who took the survey, male Technical Advisors greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$50,534 - $134,707
$51K
$81K
$130K
MEDIAN: $80,873
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50%
90%

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$12.09 - $42.33
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$18
$42
MEDIAN: $17.93
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$0$134K
Salary $50,534 - $134,707
Bonus $0.00 - $20,608
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $12,080
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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$35,355 - $130,244
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 224
Hourly Data $0$48
Hourly Rate $12.09 - $42.33
Overtime $16.50 - $48.00
Annual Data $0$130K
Bonus $0.00 - $20,608
Commission $7,000
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $12,080
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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$35,355 - $130,244
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 97

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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.

Technical Advisor Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Technical Advisor


Apple Computer, Inc, Dell, Inc., Halliburton Energy Services, CVS Caremark Corporation, and Federal Express Corporation (FedEx) are all popular places to work. The biggest paychecks can be found at Halliburton Energy Services — the median salary there is $132K.

Apple Computer, Inc offers the least pay with a median salary of $39K; furthermore, salaries there max out at only $48K.

Popular Skills for Technical Advisor


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. 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. Most people who know Customer Service also know 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: $73,152

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

For Technical Advisors, working in the bustling city of Memphis has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Technical Advisors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Colorado Springs (+44 percent), Washington (+34 percent), Houston (+28 percent), and Minneapolis (+25 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 (42 percent less) and Austin (35 percent less).

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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 60 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Technical Advisor Salaries

▲45%

▲32%

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 60 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 11%
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