Technical Specialist Salary

Median pay for Technical Specialists in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $70K annually. In the world of Technical Specialists, overall income ranges from $37K near the bottom to $108K at the top; this can include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $8K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Work is enjoyable for Technical Specialists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most Technical Specialists survey respondents are men (75 percent). This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$40,470 - $108,468

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$13.84 - $36.06

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,470 - $108,468  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,308  
Profit Sharing
$395.94 - $8,345  
Commission
$884 - $24,417  
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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$37,035 - $108,165  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 770
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.84 - $36.06  
   
Overtime
$22.01 - $52.73  
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 - $10,308  
   
Commission
$884 - $24,417  
Profit Sharing
$395.94 - $8,345  
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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$37,035 - $108,165  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 237
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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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Popular Skills for Technical Specialist


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with Software Development, Engineering Design, and Java are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 33 percent, 23 percent, and 22 percent, respectively. Those listing Customer Service as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Information Technology Support and Training also typically command lower compensation. Skill sets containing Software Installation & Upgrade also tend to include Microsoft Office. It is often found that people who know Electronic Troubleshooting are also skilled in Project Management and Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Technical Specialist

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


Technical Specialists with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. The average beginner in this position makes around $51K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $69K. Technical Specialists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $72K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $80K.

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
up arrow 33%


Java
up arrow 22%

Technical Writing
up arrow 18%

Technical Analysis
up arrow 3%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$66,000

Troubleshooting
up arrow 1%

Technical Services
up arrow 7%


Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 15%



Training
up arrow 28%

Information Technology (IT) Support
up arrow 30%

Customer Service
up arrow 37%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 206 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 11%
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