Freelance Writer, Technical Salary

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

$35,000 - $72,500
$52K
MEDIAN: $52,482
50%

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$16.48 - $66.98
$16
$30
$67
MEDIAN: $30.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$52,482  
   
Total Pay (?
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$31,414 - $134,293  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.48 - $66.98  
   
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: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Freelance Writer, Technical

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

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Key Stats for Freelance Writer, Technical

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Freelance Writer, Technical Salaries

Experienced
▲110%

Late-Career
▲108%

Mid-Career
▲35%

National Average
$54,000

Entry-Level
▼25%

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
20%

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None: 100%
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