Average Technical Specialists in the United States make around $72K annually. With some bonuses approaching $15K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $10K, overall incomes of Technical Specialists spread between $38K and $116K depending on individual performance. While the specific employer and experience level impact pay for this group, geographic location is the most influential factor. Male Technical Specialists are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The majority of Technical Specialists claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,143 - $117,123  
   
Bonus
$9.70 - $15,440  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $9,789  
Commission
$10,000  
Total Pay (?
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$37,897 - $116,238  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 631
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Hourly Rate
$14.41 - $35.05  
   
Overtime
$23.47 - $57.68  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$9.70 - $15,440  
   
Commission
$10,000  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $9,789  
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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$37,897 - $116,238  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 203

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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

  • Investigate, process, monitor, and make recommendations for complicated problems or complaints.
  • Provide analytical support and direction for the team, and mentor junior members.
  • Develop and implement innovative solutions to optimize processes.
  • Serve as subject matter expert and direct the planning, design, and modification of individual project production.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Technical Specialist


For Technical Specialists, comfortable salaries can be found at Gulfstream Aerospace Corp; in fact, median earnings sit around $96K, the highest in the area.

Popular Skills for Technical Specialist


Technical Specialists seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Engineering Design, Software Development, and Java are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 43 percent, 23 percent, and 21 percent, respectively. Those listing Software Knowledge as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Microsoft Office and Network Management / Administration also typically command lower compensation. Most people who know Electronic Troubleshooting also know Microsoft Office and Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Technical Specialist

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


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Technical Specialists. The average beginner in this position makes around $49K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $68K. Technical Specialists see a median salary of $77K after reaching one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $85K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $66,400

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Technical Specialists, busy Auburn Hills offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 53 percent above the national average. Technical Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+29 percent), Boston (+28 percent), Dallas (+26 percent), and Chicago (+16 percent). Technical Specialists in Austin report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 43 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Workers in Philadelphia and Seattle earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (28 percent less and 11 percent less, respectively).

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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Key Stats for Technical Specialist

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 119 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Technical Specialist Salaries




National Average
$66,000


Skills That Affect Technical Specialist Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 119 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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