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Technical Specialist Salary

Average Technical Specialists in the United States make around $70K annually. In the world of Technical Specialists, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $8K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $37K and $106K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Making up 75 percent of those who took the survey, male Technical Specialists greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Most Technical Specialists report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
$40,283 - $105,222
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MEDIAN: $69,834
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$13.63 - $34.19
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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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
$40,283 - $105,222  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,048  
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $8,199  
Commission
$1,572 - $40,695  
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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$37,390 - $105,701  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 637
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.63 - $34.19  
   
Overtime
$22.09 - $49.99  
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 - $10,048  
   
Commission
$1,572 - $40,695  
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $8,199  
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).
)
$37,390 - $105,701  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 176
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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


Technical Specialists seem to wield many skills 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, 30 percent, and 21 percent, respectively. Those listing Customer Service as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Microsoft Excel and Information Technology Support also typically command lower compensation. Most people experienced in Microsoft Office also know Software Installation & Upgrade. Those who learned Project Management also tend to know Engineering Design and Electronic Troubleshooting.

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. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $51K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $69K. Technical Specialists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $73K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $80K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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
$67,000


Skills That Affect Technical Specialist Salaries

Software Development
up arrow 31%


Java
up arrow 21%

National Average
$67,000

Project Management
up arrow 1%


Technical Services
up arrow 9%


Database Management & Reporting
up arrow 18%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 19%


Training
up arrow 26%

Information Technology (IT) Support
up arrow 27%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 34%

Customer Service
up arrow 37%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 193 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 10%