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Technical Specialist Salary

Technical Specialists in the United States pull down an average of $70K annually. Total incomes of Technical Specialists incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $10K from bonuses and close to $8K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $37K and $107K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Work is enjoyable for Technical Specialists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Making up 75 percent of those who took the survey, male Technical Specialists greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$40,496 - $107,049
(Median)
$40K
$70K
$110K
MEDIAN: $70,403
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90%

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$13.75 - $35.80
(Median)
$14
$22
$36
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,496 - $107,049  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,204  
Profit Sharing
$387.83 - $8,132  
Commission
$900 - $40,000  
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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$37,100 - $107,461  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 745
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.75 - $35.80  
   
Overtime
$22.53 - $53.73  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,204  
   
Commission
$900 - $40,000  
Profit Sharing
$387.83 - $8,132  
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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$37,100 - $107,461  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 215

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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 31 percent, 27 percent, and 21 percent, respectively. Those listing Customer Service as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Web Development and Training also typically command lower compensation. The majority of those who know Microsoft Office also know Electronic Troubleshooting and Software Installation & Upgrade.

Pay by Experience Level for Technical Specialist

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


Technical Specialists with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $52K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $68K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Technical Specialists see a median salary of $73K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Technical Specialists who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $80K.

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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
$67,000


Skills That Affect Technical Specialist Salaries

Software Development
up arrow 31%


Java
up arrow 21%

Technical Writing
up arrow 17%

National Average
$67,000

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 1%

Technical Services
up arrow 6%




Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 19%

Training
up arrow 27%

Information Technology (IT) Support
up arrow 27%

Web Development
up arrow 29%

Customer Service
up arrow 35%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 210 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 10%
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