The average salary for a Technical Writer in Melbourne, Victoria is AU$82,819 per year. A skill in HTML is associated with high pay for this job.

AU$43,500 - AU$117,500
AU$44K
AU$82K
AU$120K
MEDIAN: AU$82,145
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AU$22.15 - AU$83.50
AU$22
AU$52
AU$84
MEDIAN: AU$52.38
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Local Salary Data (?
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AU$0AU$50KAU$100KAU$150K
Salary
AU$43,500 - AU$117,500  
   
Bonus
AU$2,000  
Total Pay (?
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AU$46,281 - AU$145,600  
Country: Australia | Currency: AUD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 24
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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AU$0AU$28AU$56AU$84
Hourly Rate
AU$22.15 - AU$83.50  
   
Local Annualized Data (?
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AU$0AU$60KAU$120KAU$180K
Bonus
AU$2,000  
   
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$46,281 - AU$145,600  
Country: United States | Currency: AUD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 10

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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 $54,000 based on 11 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 $93,000 based on 12 salaries. An experienced Technical Writer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $106,000 based on 16 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 $106,000 based on 6 salaries.

Key Stats for Technical Writer

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Technical Writer Salaries

Experienced
▲24%

Late-Career
▲23%

▲8%

National Average
AU$86,000

▼37%

Skills That Affect Technical Writer Salaries

HTML
▲19%

Adobe Acrobat
▲7%

Windows Operating System General Use
▲7%

Microsoft Word
▼0%

National Average
AU$86,000

Microsoft Office
▼2%

Microsoft Excel
▼7%

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 9%
dental benefits
Dental: 5%
vision benefits
Vision: 9%
no benefits
None: 86%
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