The average salary for a Technical Writer is £27,137 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are FrameMaker and HTML. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.
Technical Writer Total Pay (?
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£18,682 - £40,688
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34K
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MEDIAN: £27,136
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Technical Writer Total Pay (?
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£8.05 - £34.77
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MEDIAN: £18.00
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National Salary Data

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£0£16K£32K£48K
Salary
£18,682 - £40,688  
   
Bonus
£0.00 - £2,936  
Profit Sharing
£350.00 - £2,140  
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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£18,783 - £47,910  
PayScale
Country: United Kingdom | Currency: GBP | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 214
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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£0£12£24£36
Hourly Rate
£8.05 - £34.77  
   
Overtime
£0.00 - £26.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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£0£24K£48K£72K
Bonus
£0.00 - £2,936  
   
Profit Sharing
£350.00 - £2,140  
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).
)
£18,783 - £47,910  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: GBP | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 214
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Pay Difference By Location
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₤28,000
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Experience Affects Technical Writer Salaries

National Average
₤28,000

Skills That Affect Technical Writer Salaries

FrameMaker
up arrow 15%
HTML
up arrow 15%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%
Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 1%
Adobe Photoshop
0%
National Average
₤28,000
Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%
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Gender
Female
48%
female alumni
 
Male
52%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 45% dental benefits Dental: 11%
vision benefits Vision: 22% employee benefits None: 43%
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