Freelance Writer, Technical Salary

A Freelance Writer, Technical earns an average wage of $30.00 per hour.

$39,305 - $55,955
$50K
MEDIAN: $50,149
50%

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$16.00 - $75.00
$16
$28
$75
MEDIAN: $27.50
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$50,149  
   
Total Pay (?
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$31,414 - $134,293  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.00 - $75.00  
   
Overtime
$67.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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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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$31,414 - $134,293  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 24

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Job Description for Freelance Writer, Technical

A freelance technical writer creates operations manuals and other technical documents for organizations on a freelance basis. The language used in these documents - such as technical concepts, processes and other information - often must be simplified for the end user while remaining accurate. However, in other cases, the freelance technical writer creates documents for professionals who are familiar with technical terms. In either case, it is important to have a strong comprehension of technical terms and concepts in the field within which the writer is working; they also need to be able to understand system diagrams and design specifications, as well as how the product works. In some cases, the ability to create technical illustrations may be needed in this role.

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Freelance Writer, Technical Tasks

  • Write technical documents including user manuals, scientific or technical publications, web content, and reports.
  • Research technical information, products, and processes.

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Pay by Experience Level for Freelance Writer, Technical

Pay by Experience for a Freelance Writer, Technical has a positive trend. An entry-level Freelance Writer, Technical with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 13 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Freelance Writer, Technical with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 7 salaries. An experienced Freelance Writer, Technical which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $113,000 based on 10 salaries. A Freelance Writer, Technical with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $112,000 based on 6 salaries.

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Key Stats for Freelance Writer, Technical

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Freelance Writer, Technical Salaries

Experienced
▲115%

Late-Career
▲113%

Mid-Career
▲38%

National Average
$53,000

Entry-Level
▼24%

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

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Vision:
no benefits
None: 100%
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