Attorneys with Technical Writing skills can expect wages of $75K per year on average. Final cash compensation to Attorneys with Technical Writing skills varies from around $47K to approximately $156K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $19K and $24K, respectively. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Attorneys with Technical Writing skills. Male Attorneys with Technical Writing skills are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 52 percent of the field. While just under a third report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and more than two-fifths have dental, as well. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$45,306 - $142,544
(Median)
$45K
$75K
$140K
MEDIAN: $75,447
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$18.12 - $253.42
(Median)
$18
$48
$250
MEDIAN: $48.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$45,306 - $142,544  
   
Bonus
$72.72 - $18,656  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $23,875  
Commission
$5,000  
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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$46,820 - $155,573  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 421
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$90$180$270
Hourly Rate
$18.12 - $253.42  
   
Overtime
$45.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$180K$360K$540K
Bonus
$72.72 - $18,656  
   
Commission
$5,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $23,875  
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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$46,820 - $155,573  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 40
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Attorneys with Technical Writing skills generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $67K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $89K. After one to two decades on the job, professionals can reap plentiful salaries that average out to the six-figure sum of $106K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $118K.

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Experience Affects Attorney / Lawyer Salaries

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Experienced
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National Average
$79,000

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 87 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
medical benefits
Vision: 32%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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