Subject Matter Expert Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$95,000
$68,000
Min 10%
$95,000
Median 50%
$132,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
BP America
Highest Paying City
Austin, TX
Highest Paying State
New Hampshire
Average Experience Level
2.6 years
How much does a subject matter expert make?
The national average salary for a Subject Matter Expert in the U.S. is $95,213 annually or $45.78 hourly. There is a huge gap between the top 10 percent earners and the bottom 10 percent earners -- about 64,000. The top 10 percent earn over $132,000, while the bottom 10 percent make less than $68,000 annually. Technology companies and Professional companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. States with the highest Subject Matter Expert salaries include New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Texas, Connecticut, and Maryland. Most Subject Matter Experts spend 2.6 years in the position.
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Average Subject Matter Expert Salary By Location

As a Subject Matter Expert in the U.S., you can expect to earn on average $95,213 per year or $45.78 per hour. Subject Matter Experts make the most in Austin, TX at about $135,394 per year. The Austin, TX average entry-level salary for Subject Matter Experts is $63,000. Some of the states with the best Subject Matter Expert salaries are New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Texas, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, and Virginia. Arkansas, Idaho, Alaska, Oregon, and Hawaii have the lowest reported salaries for Subject Matter Experts.

Map of Subject Matter Expert Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Subject Matter Experts earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Subject Matter Expert Salary By Company

Subject Matter Expert jobs offer good job security, but the wages reported in some industries are higher than others. The most abundant employment opportunities for Subject Matter Experts are in Technology companies and Professional companies. BP America and Resource management are the best paying companies for Subject Matter Experts. If you can find a job at a company like Hess or Nokia, they also offer very competitive salaries to their Subject Matter Experts.
Company
Average Salary
$119,152
$119k
$111,262
$111k
$110,716
$111k
$109,845
$110k

Average Subject Matter Expert Pay By Industry

The type of industry that a Subject Matter Expert works in can influence their earning potential. By looking at our data, we can see that Telecommunication companies, Professional companies, and Manufacturing companies pay their Subject Matter Experts well. Salaries for Subject Matter Experts in Telecommunication companies average $102,455 annually, while Professional companies and Manufacturing companies pay $101,134 and $95,671, respectively. The average salary for Subject Matter Experts in the Finance industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $93,791.
Industry
Average Salary
Telecommunication
Telecommunication
$102,455
$102k
Professional
Professional
$101,134
$101k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$95,671
$96k
Health Care
Health Care
$95,349
$95k
Media
Media
$94,620
$95k
Technology
Technology
$94,406
$94k
Finance
Finance
$93,791
$94k

Subject Matter Expert Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Subject Matter Expert Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Subject Matter Expert can range from $50,547 to $133,687 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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