The average salary for an Early-Career Technical Support Specialist in Seattle, Washington is $50,553.
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Job Description for Technical Support Specialist
A technical support specialist consults with other employees and identifies technology problems; they then propose or collaborate on solutions. In some companies, this position requires the specialist to write programs to improve the efficiency and productivity of the systems already in place. As technology is constantly changing, individuals in this position must be aware of and able to respond to changes in technology. The technical support specialist must be technologically savvy and focused …Read more
Technical Support Specialist Tasks
- Provide information systems technical support for routine customer issues.
- Raise information, bug and feature requests to the development team or senior support specialists.
- Identify problems with information technology system operations and provide potential workarounds.
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Popular Skills for Technical Support Specialist
Skills in Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Technical Services, Information Technology (IT) Support, Help Desk / Desktop Support (Tier 2) and Customer Service.
Pay by Experience Level for Technical Support Specialist
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 $42,494 based on 6 salaries. A mid-career Technical Support Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $52,338 based on 17 salaries. An experienced Technical Support Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $53,686 based on 30 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $99,000.
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Employees with Technical Support Specialist in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 19.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (4.5% more) and Portland, Oregon (0.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Austin, Texas (11.5% less), Chicago, Illinois (10.1% less) and San Diego, California (3.9% less).
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