Freelance Writer, Technical Salary

A Freelance Writer, Technical earns an average wage of $36.38 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job.

$45,302 - $119,195
(Median)
$45K
$66K
$120K
MEDIAN: $66,000
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$15.02 - $61.53
(Median)
$15
$36
$62
MEDIAN: $36.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,302 - $119,195  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,250  
Total Pay (?
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$31,672 - $125,643  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.02 - $61.53  
   
Overtime
$24.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,250  
   
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).
)
$31,672 - $125,643  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 50
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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 28%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

National Average
$76,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 37%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 11%
dental benefits
Dental: 11%
medical benefits
Vision: 8%
dental benefits
None: 89%
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