Technical Advisor Salary

Technical Advisors in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with close to one-half bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $86K per year on average but can range from $34K to $146K per year. In the world of Technical Advisors, total cash compensation can vary between $34K and $146K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $24K and $15K, respectively. While the particular city and tenure impact pay for this group, the specific employer is the most influential factor. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Technical Advisors. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Technical Advisors who answered the questionnnaire. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$48,862 - $146,103

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$10.88 - $37.18

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Salary
$48,862 - $146,103  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,319  
Profit Sharing
$976 - $15,456  
Total Pay (?
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$33,985 - $146,179  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 409
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Hourly Rate
$10.88 - $37.18  
   
Overtime
$13.56 - $51.29  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,319  
   
Profit Sharing
$976 - $15,456  
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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$33,985 - $146,179  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 112
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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


Halliburton Energy Services offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $132K.

Earnings fall especially short at Apple Computer, Inc, where the median salary of $35K is the lowest in the field, 277 percent lower than the top payer.

Popular Skills for Technical Advisor


Survey results suggest that Technical Advisors put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, facility with Technical Writing, Engineering Design, and Systems Engineering are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 48 percent, 42 percent, and 38 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. 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 is an important factor influencing the compensation of Technical Advisors. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $48K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $70K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Technical Advisors see a median salary of $92K after reaching one to two decades on the job. 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 $118K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Technical Advisors that is 67 percent greater than the national average, Houston offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Technical Advisors will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+39 percent), Memphis (+37 percent), Colorado Springs (+35 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. Employers pay around 47 percent less in Phoenix and 13 percent less in Seattle, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Technical Advisor Salaries



National Average
$78,000



Skills That Affect Technical Advisor Salaries

Technical Writing
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Engineering Design
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Program Management
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Research Analysis
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National Average
$78,000

Data Analysis
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 103 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 9%
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