A Technical Specialist earns an average salary of $68,864 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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$39,654 - $102,876
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MEDIAN: $68,863
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Technical Specialist Total Pay (?
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$14.23 - $34.44
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$39,654 - $102,876  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,892  
Profit Sharing
$495.51 - $8,285  
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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$36,502 - $103,623  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 604
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.23 - $34.44  
   
Overtime
$20.00 - $48.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,892  
   
Profit Sharing
$495.51 - $8,285  
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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$36,502 - $103,623  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 604
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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 Difference By Location
Detroit
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Savannah
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New York
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Chicago
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Cleveland
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Los Angeles
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Washington
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National Average
$66,000
Dallas
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Philadelphia
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Houston
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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

Engineering Design
up arrow 34%
Software Development
up arrow 24%
Object Oriented Programming (OOP)
up arrow 9%
Project Management
up arrow 4%
National Average
$66,000
Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 4%
Software Installation & Upgrade
up arrow 29%
Customer Service
up arrow 33%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 155 votes.
Gender
Female
24%
female alumni
 
Male
76%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
19%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 11%
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