The average salary for a Technical Subject Matter Expert is $94,944.
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Job Description for Technical Subject Matter Expert
The position of a technical subject matter expert requires a top security clearance and comprehensive background check, as well as a bachelor's degree in engineering, physics, mathematics, computer science, or information architecture. U.S. Army senior leader professional education and U.S. citizenship are also required. Technical subject matter experts manage the analysis and research of exceedingly complex problems and are responsible for the design, development, and maintenance of systems ar…Read more
Technical Subject Matter Expert Tasks
- Serve as the top level subject matter expert for one or more clients or internal departments.
- Provide guidance to less experienced employees and serve as project leader.
- Perform specialized tasks and propose future goals or guidelines.
- Apply expert analysis and experience to projects or processes.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Technical Subject Matter Expert
The top respondents for the job title Technical Subject Matter Expert are from the companies Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, Carley Corporation and SMS Assist. Reported salaries are highest at Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) where the average pay is $132,453. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, earning around $109,927. Carley Corporation pays the lowest at around $48,229. SMS Assist also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $75,000.
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Popular Skills for Technical Subject Matter Expert
Skills in Technical Analysis, Project Management, Data Analysis and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Troubleshooting.
Pay by Experience Level for Technical Subject Matter Expert
An entry-level Technical Subject Matter Expert with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $59,601 based on 7 salaries. An early career Technical Subject Matter Expert with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $67,943 based on 119 salaries. A mid-career Technical Subject Matter Expert with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $82,608 based on 141 salaries. An experienced Technical Subject Matter Expert with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $105,966 based on 244 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $110,038.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Technical Subject Matter Expert in their job title in Alexandria, Virginia earn an average of 45.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (28.0% more) and Washington, District of Columbia (27.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Austin, Texas (28.8% less), Charleston, South Carolina (19.6% less) and Huntsville, Alabama (5.2% less).
Years of Experience
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