Technical Advisor Salary

The majority of Technical Advisors in the United States — approximately one-half — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $36K to $128K per year, and the median is $80K annually. Total cash earnings of Technical Advisors range from $36K on the low end to $128K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $20K and $10K, respectively. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the specific employer, followed by geography and tenure. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number 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 - $132,327
$44K
$80K
$130K
MEDIAN: $80,323
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$12.50 - $43.57
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,208 - $132,327  
   
Bonus
$156.59 - $19,956  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $10,234  
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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$35,645 - $128,478  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 232
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.50 - $43.57  
   
Overtime
$16.27 - $52.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$156.59 - $19,956  
   
Commission
$7,000  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $10,234  
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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$35,645 - $128,478  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 94
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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


Known for taking on a considerable number of Technical Advisors, Apple Computer, Inc, Dell, Inc., Halliburton Energy Services, CVS Caremark Corporation, and Federal Express Corporation (FedEx) are leading firms in the industry. For Technical Advisors, comfortable salaries can be found at Halliburton Energy Services; in fact, median earnings sit around $132K, the highest in the area.

Pay for Technical Advisors is the lowest at Apple Computer, Inc, which has a median salary of $39K. In addition, there's little room to grow there, with salaries maxing out at $48K.

Popular Skills for Technical Advisor


Survey results suggest that Technical Advisors use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Engineering Design, Systems Engineering, and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 49 percent, 40 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. For most people, competency in Customer Service indicates knowledge of 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. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $43K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $72K. For Technical Advisors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $96K. 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 $106K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $73,875

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

With a pay rate for Technical Advisors that is 47 percent greater than the national average, Memphis offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Technical Advisors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Colorado Springs (+42 percent), Washington (+33 percent), Houston (+26 percent), and Minneapolis (+24 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Technical Advisor's salary, with Dallas Technical Advisors earning salaries that are 50 percent less than the national average. Workers in Phoenix and Austin earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (43 percent less and 35 percent less, respectively).

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Key Stats for Technical Advisor

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Technical Advisor Salaries

▲43%

▲30%

National Average
$74,000

▼2%

▼42%

Skills That Affect Technical Advisor Salaries

Engineering Design
▲49%


Data Analysis
▲30%



Research Analysis
▲10%

Technical Writing
▲3%

National Average
$74,000


Technical Services
▼34%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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