Technical Coordinator Salary
Job Description for Technical Coordinator
Technical coordinators' work consists of managing technical details of various production or service aspects including testing, planning, and execution phases. The specific duties in this position vary greatly based on the field in which the hiring company operates. For example, companies working in pharmaceutical fields require coordinating details and implementations within the laboratory environment; a multimedia technical coordinator oversees the set-up, use, and maintenance of multimedia equipment for their organization. Technical coordinators must have excellent communication skills, as individuals in this position must work as a liaison between other departments and employees to ensure that everyone is on the same page. This can range from communications with management about new projects to working with human resources on personnel issues.Read More...
The work environment also differs greatly based on the field, but lab and field work are typically required along with work at a "home base" in an office environment. Some positions are limited specifically to typical business hours, although other positions require different or flexible schedules.
Educational requirements vary for this position as well, but most companies require a bachelor’s or master’s degree in the specific field or general project management type fields. Many positions require specific certifications or training for their specialized environments, and some may also require licenses from regulatory agencies. Attention to detail, the ability to follow directions, basic computer skills, and leadership skills are all key performance metrics in hiring for the position.
Technical Coordinator Tasks
- Assemble, draft, edit, and review reports, customer quotes, and technical documents.
- Communicate scheduling changes and relevant infrastructure shifts to affected staff.
- Provide technical support to other departments, including internet searches, materials sourcing and quality assurance.
- Coordinate and track project progress and schedules.
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Popular Skills for Technical Coordinator
Technical Coordinators report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Information Technology Support, Project Coordinating, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Computer Hardware Technician, Customer Service, and Microsoft Office. Most people who know Microsoft Office also know Computer Hardware Technician.
Pay by Experience Level for Technical Coordinator
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Technical Coordinators, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $43K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $50K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Technical Coordinators make a median salary of $54K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $61K.