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Technical Support Specialist Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$65,000
$44,000
$65,000
$96,000
The average technical support specialist makes about $65,706 per year. That's $31.59 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $44,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $96,000. Many of technical support specialists seem to be drawn to technology and professional companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case technical support specialists tend to work at telecommunication, manufacturing, and finance companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that New Jersey, Massachusetts and Rhode Island pay technical support specialists the highest salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Edison, NJ
$70,914
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Map of Technical Support Specialist Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Technical Support Specialists earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Average Technical Support Specialist Salary By Location

While a technical support specialist can average a salary of $65,706 per year, or $31.59 per hour, there are many opportunities for technical support specialists to make more. For example, in San Francisco, CA you might make $76,309 per year. Other high-paying locations include Edison, NJ, Marlborough, MA and Washington, DC. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to San Francisco, CA where the average starting salary is $46,000. The highest paying states for technical support specialists include New Jersey, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Meanwhile, Nebraska, Arkansas, and Montana offer the lowest salaries.

City
Average Salary
Edison, NJ
Edison, NJ
$70,914
$71k
Marlborough, MA
Marlborough, MA
$69,692
$70k
Lehi, UT
Lehi, UT
$63,580
$64k
Beaverton, OR
Beaverton, OR
$62,348
$62k

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Average Technical Support Specialist Salary By Company

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe and Sidley Austin as they offer the highest salaries for technical support specialists.

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    Average Technical Support Specialist Pay By Industry

    Technical support specialist salaries can vary on many factors, including what industry a job is in. In fact, jobs with telecommunication, manufacturing, and finance companies tend to be the highest paying. Furthermore, a technical support specialist can make a yearly salary of $79,098 while working for telecommunication companies. All the while, other technical support specialists are making $70,849 at manufacturing companies and $69,304 at finance companies. One industry technical support specialists may want to avoid is the technology industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $59,079.

    Industry
    Average Salary
    Telecommunication
    Telecommunication
    $79,098
    $79k
    Manufacturing
    Manufacturing
    $70,849
    $71k
    Finance
    Finance
    $69,304
    $69k
    Health Care
    Health Care
    $69,089
    $69k
    Retail
    Retail
    $67,025
    $67k
    Professional
    Professional
    $59,629
    $60k
    Technology
    Technology
    $59,079
    $59k

    Technical Support Specialist Salary By Experience Level

    The salary for a technical support specialist can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation 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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    Eaton, OH
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    $35,688
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    Technical Support Specialist
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    $35,479
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