Technical Specialist Salary

Median pay for Technical Specialists in the United States is around $74K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $15K and $10K, respectively — total cash payment to Technical Specialists can bottom out near $38K or peak near $118K depending on individual performance. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geography, though the company and experience level have a (lesser) impact as well. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Most Technical Specialists survey respondents are men (77 percent). The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$43,119 - $119,305
$43K
$74K
$120K
MEDIAN: $74,327
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$13.93 - $33.99
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MEDIAN: $20.69
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,119 - $119,305  
   
Bonus
$51.82 - $14,717  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,702  
Commission
$10,000  
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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$37,860 - $117,915  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 639
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.93 - $33.99  
   
Overtime
$21.55 - $55.07  
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
$51.82 - $14,717  
   
Commission
$10,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,702  
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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$37,860 - $117,915  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 208

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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


Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp offers the most; Technical Specialists earn $99K on average there.

Popular Skills for Technical Specialist


Technical Specialists report using 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 40 percent, 21 percent, and 18 percent, respectively. Those listing Software Knowledge as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Network Management / Administration and Information Technology Support also typically command lower compensation. Those familiar with Electronic Troubleshooting also tend to know Microsoft Office and Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Technical Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Technical Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Technical Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 302 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Technical Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 285 salaries. An experienced Technical Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 260 salaries. A Technical Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $87,000 based on 141 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $68,151

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

Detroit offers some of the highest pay in the country for Technical Specialists, 94 percent above the national average. Technical Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+22 percent), Washington (+21 percent), New York (+21 percent), and Dallas (+18 percent). Technical Specialists in Austin make 44 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Workers in Charlotte and Philadelphia earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (26 percent less and 21 percent less, respectively).

Technical Specialist Reviews

Q: 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
23 %
Male
77 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 132 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Technical Specialist Salaries

▲28%

▲18%

▲1%

National Average
$68,000

▼28%

Skills That Affect Technical Specialist Salaries



Java
▲18%

Technical Writing
▲14%



National Average
$68,000

▼5%








Software Knowledge
▼49%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 132 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 12%
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