The average pay for a Technical Writer is AU$78,489 per year.

AU$47,534 - AU$106,907
AU$48K
AU$78K
AU$110K
MEDIAN: AU$78,202
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AU$22.53 - AU$83.33
AU$23
AU$51
AU$83
MEDIAN: AU$51.21
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National Salary Data (?
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AU$0AU$50KAU$100KAU$150K
Salary
AU$47,534 - AU$106,907  
   
Bonus
AU$503 - AU$13,310  
Total Pay (?
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AU$47,419 - AU$132,903  
Country: Australia | Currency: AUD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 113
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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AU$0AU$28AU$56AU$84
Hourly Rate
AU$22.53 - AU$83.33  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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AU$0AU$60KAU$120KAU$180K
Bonus
AU$503 - AU$13,310  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$47,419 - AU$132,903  
Country: United States | Currency: AUD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 31

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Pay by Experience Level for Technical Writer

Pay by Experience for a Technical Writer has a positive trend. An entry-level Technical Writer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 51 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Technical Writer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 44 salaries. An experienced Technical Writer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $96,000 based on 59 salaries. A Technical Writer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $102,000 based on 19 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$81,341

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Key Stats for Technical Writer

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Technical Writer Salaries

▲25%

▲19%

▲3%

National Average
AU$81,000

▼26%

Skills That Affect Technical Writer Salaries

▲9%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
▲9%







National Average
AU$81,000


XML
▼3%

▼7%

RoboHelp
▼7%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
▼13%

Technical Writing
▼17%

Adobe RoboHelp
▼20%

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 5%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
vision benefits
Vision: 4%
no benefits
None: 93%
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