Technical Specialist Salary (United States)

A Technical Specialist earns an average salary of $69,602 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Engineering Design and Software Development.
Technical Specialist Total Pay (?
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$40,276 - $103,495
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MEDIAN: $69,602
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Technical Specialist Total Pay (?
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$13.35 - $33.91
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,276 - $103,495  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,000  
Profit Sharing
$450.00 - $8,282  
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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$36,464 - $104,122  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 723
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.35 - $33.91  
   
Overtime
$21.44 - $49.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$450.00 - $8,282  
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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$36,464 - $104,122  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 723
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Job Description for Technical Specialist

A technical specialist coordinates an organization's technology use. They recognize the company's composition and procedures, assesses its technology and technological processes, and attempts to streamline these processes to make them more effective. For example, the technical specialist may advise executives to create presentations using a particular program or may design new systems of storing data and information. A technical specialist can expect to work with other technical specialists in the company to discuss new ideas and improve processes; they also explain to others within the company how to use technology to increase production and make work more efficient. The technical specialist also must stay up to date with company and industry standards as they relate to technology.
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Technical Specialist Tasks
  • Develop and implement innovative solutions to optimize processes.
  • Serve as subject matter expert and direct the planning, design, and modification of individual project production.
  • Investigate, process, monitor, and make recommendations for complicated problems or complaints.
  • Provide analytical support and direction for the team, and mentor junior members.

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Pay by Experience Level for Technical Specialist

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

Pay Difference By Location

Detroit
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Washington
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Boston
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Indianapolis
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New York
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Chicago
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Los Angeles
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Houston
0%
National Average
$66,000
Minneapolis
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Richmond
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Dallas
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Pittsburgh
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Philadelphia
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Atlanta
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Seattle
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Technical Specialist Reviews

What is it like working as a Technical Specialist?
Technical Specialist in Minneapolis:
"Technical Specialist For Audio Video."
Pros: Being able to learn new systems and devices on a regular basis. Programming. Networking (computer). Security.
Cons: Interaction with sales team. Lack of direction. Impossible deadlines. Lack of any other technology savvy people in my company. Lack of adequate resources (computers for programming, work stations for mock-ups of systems, etc). Lack of a service department, most of the time the job falls on me. Being the only person who knows how to use Microsoft Office. Having to put together pricing sheets for bids.

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Experience Affects Technical Specialist Salaries

National Average
$66,000

Skills That Affect Technical Specialist Salaries

Software Development
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Project Management
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National Average
$66,000
Technical Services
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Database Management & Reporting
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Information Technology (IT) Support
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Microsoft Excel
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Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 186 votes.

Gender

Female
23%
female alumni
 
Male
77%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 11%
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