Documentation Specialist with Technical Writing Skills Salary

Documentation Specialists with Technical Writing skills take home approximately $49K annually on average. The majority of Documentation Specialists with Technical Writing skills (68 percent) who took the survey are women. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$34,970 - $74,049
$35K
$49K
$74K
MEDIAN: $49,323
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50%
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$13.02 - $25.98
$13
$17
$26
MEDIAN: $17.47
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$34,970 - $74,049  
   
Bonus
$986 - $6,082  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
Total Pay (?
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$29,804 - $65,673  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 71
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.02 - $25.98  
   
Overtime
$18.38 - $45.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$986 - $6,082  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$29,804 - $65,673  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 55

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Pay by Experience Level for Documentation Specialist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Documentation Specialists with Technical Writing skills. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $40K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $49K. Documentation Specialists with Technical Writing skills with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $54K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $61K.

Key Stats for Documentation Specialist

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Documentation Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
▲35%

Experienced
▲19%

Mid-Career
▲8%

National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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