Freelance Writer, Technical Salary

A Freelance Writer, Technical earns an average wage of $35.48 per hour.

$30,000 - $97,000
(Median)
$30K
$50K
$97K
MEDIAN: $49,697
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90%

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$14.98 - $60.71
(Median)
$15
$35
$61
MEDIAN: $35.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$30,000 - $97,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,891  
Total Pay (?
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$31,302 - $121,618  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 24
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.98 - $60.71  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,891  
   
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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$31,302 - $121,618  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 77
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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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Experience Affects Freelance Writer, Technical Salaries

Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$65,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 13% dental benefits Dental: 12%
vision benefits Vision: 9% employee benefits None: 87%
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