Technical Advisor Salary

With more than half of Technical Advisors in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Technical Advisors is $86K per year and can range from $34K on the lower end to $143K per year near the higher end. With some bonuses approaching $24K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $15K, overall incomes of Technical Advisors spread between $34K and $143K depending on individual performance. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the specific employer, followed by the particular city and experience level. Most Technical Advisors like their work and job satisfaction is high. Making up 75 percent of those who took the survey, male Technical Advisors greatly outnumber their female counterparts. A large number enjoy medical while most 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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$48,748 - $142,922
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$49K
$86K
$140K
MEDIAN: $85,942
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$10.91 - $36.06
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$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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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 269 percent lower than the top payer ($36K).

Popular Skills for Technical Advisor


Technical Advisors report using a diverse set of skills 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 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 familiar with Customer Service also tend to know Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Technical Advisor

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


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Technical Advisors. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $47K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $70K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $93K. 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 $114K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $77,335

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

Technical Advisors will find that Houston offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 63 percent. Technical Advisors will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+38 percent), Memphis (+36 percent), Colorado Springs (+36 percent), and Dallas (+28 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Atlanta Technical Advisors earning much less — 55 percent less — than the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Phoenix (45 percent lower) and Seattle (13 percent lower).

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
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National Average
$77,000

Data Analysis
up arrow 12%


Technical Services
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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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