A Freelance Writer, Technical earns an average wage of $34.39 per hour.

$15.21 - $64.11
(Median)
$15
$34
$64
MEDIAN: $34.00
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Hourly Rate
$15.21 - $64.11  
   
Overtime
$67.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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Total Pay (?
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$34,284 - $129,544  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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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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Experience Affects Freelance Writer, Technical Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 77%

Experienced
up arrow 75%

National Average
$63,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 36%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical:
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Dental:
medical benefits
Vision:
dental benefits
None: 100%
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