Journalist with Technical Writing Skills Salary

It's impossible to make it big as a Journalists with Technical Writing skills ; the average employee scrapes together only around $41K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although close to a fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and more than half get dental coverage, too. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 55 percent. Most Journalists with Technical Writing skills report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$25,534 - $72,455
(Median)
$26K
$41K
$72K
MEDIAN: $41,339
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$10.21 - $20.72
(Median)
$10
$13
$21
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$25,534 - $72,455  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$23,511 - $71,873  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 91
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$10.21 - $20.72  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.50  
Overtime
$9.38 - $47.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$23,511 - $71,873  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 32
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Pay by Experience Level for Journalist

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


Journalists with Technical Writing skills who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $32K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $51K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Journalists with Technical Writing skills with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $52K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $54K on average.

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Experience Affects Journalist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 40%

Experienced
up arrow 35%

Mid-Career
up arrow 33%

National Average
$38,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
medical benefits
Vision: 36%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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