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Average Technical Support Specialist with Customer Service Skills Hourly Pay

$18.31
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$1,999
Bonus
$5,500
Commission
$1,771
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The average hourly pay for a Technical Support Specialist with Customer Service skills is $18.31.
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$13.35
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$18.31
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$26.42
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Hourly Rate
$13 - $26
Bonus
$399 - $7,576
Profit Sharing
$98 - $5,045
Commission
$986 - $23,839
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$30,873 - $68,490
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What Do Technical Support Specialists Do?

Technical Support Specialist Tasks
  • Identify problems with information technology system operations and provide potential workarounds.
  • Raise information, bug and feature requests to the development team or senior support specialists.
  • Provide information systems technical support for routine customer issues.
The top respondents for the job title Technical Support Specialist are from the companies Apple Computer, Inc, Asurion Insurance Services, Inc and Verizon Wireless. Reported salaries are highest at Verizon Wireless where the average pay is $19.46. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Apple Computer, Inc and Scholarship America, earning around $18.57 and $18.30, respectively. Sprint Nextel Corporation pays the lowest at around $15.43. Ricoh Corporation and Comcast Cable, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $16.27 and $16.51, respectively.

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Technical Support Specialists?

Skills in Troubleshooting, Technical Services, Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2) and Information Technology (IT) Support are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Phone Support.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Technical Support Specialists?

An entry-level Technical Support Specialist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $16.32 based on 122 salaries. An early career Technical Support Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.43 based on 1,153 salaries. A mid-career Technical Support Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.04 based on 447 salaries. An experienced Technical Support Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.76 based on 360 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $24.
Employees with Technical Support Specialist in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 31.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (19.9% more) and Seattle, Washington (11.4% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,232 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.5%
Early Career
51.7%
Mid Career
20.0%
Experienced
16.1%
Late Career
6.7%