What does a Technical Specialist do?

Technical specialists work with network analysts to review, diagnose, and treat technical problems related to computer networking operations and work with software and hardware. They evaluate technical programs, develop application designs and web pages, provide customer service for programs and applications, and train customers and staff in best practices, applications, and programs.

Technical specialists troubleshoot technical problems, find ways to increase productivity while reducing expenses and learn about new products and technologies on the market to stay abreast of current offerings. They streamline and manage technical product programs and products through customer service, staff training, and web development and create application designs or develop web pages to simplify business processes and programs. Technical specialists need a bachelor's degree in information technology or related fields.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.7 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.6 ★
Avg. Experience5-7 years

Technical Specialist Salaries

Average Base Pay

$79,027 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$45K
Median: $79K
$138K
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Technical Specialist Career Path

Learn how to become a Technical Specialist, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

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Technical Specialist Insights

Read what Technical Specialist professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
IBMIBM
Senior Technical Specialist
Dec 18, 2020

“2) You get to work with some of the best technologies and great technologists in the world.”

Southern California EdisonSouthern California Edison
Supply Chain Senior Specialist
Dec 2, 2020

“My manager is super nice and helps me develop skills to continue advancing in my career.”

AsurionAsurion
Tech Specialist
Sep 2, 2020

“Voluntary mandatory overtime is automatically added to your schedule regardless if you work 12hr shifts already.”

AppleApple
Technical Specialist
Apr 14, 2021

“Pay looks good on paper but not worth it when your mental health is constantly checked.”

Bluegreen VacationsBluegreen Vacations
Senior Specialist, Program Development
Sep 10, 2019

“I've enjoyed my time with Bluegreen and appreciate the support from my leaders in helping grow my skills and navigate my career path here.”

AT&TAT&T
Tech Specialist
Jul 20, 2021

“Growth and good pay scale”

CitcoCitco
Technical Specialist
Feb 28, 2021

“Relaxed and good work life balance”

WarpDrive Tech WorksWarpDrive Tech Works
Technical Specialist
Dec 22, 2020

“now whom to blame freshers ?? obviously not fresher neither the employee who do the session because they don't have any teaching experience.”

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Technical Specialist Interviews

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Technical Specialist Jobs

Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a technical specialist

When working as a technical specialist, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Composure, Customer Focus, Time Management, Operating Systems, and Cloud.

The most similar professions to technical specialist are:
  • Technical Support Engineer
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Helpdesk Technician
  • Support Engineer

The most common qualifications to become a technical specialist include a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 years of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.