Journalist Salary with Technical Writing skills

It's impossible to make it big as a Journalists with Technical Writing skills ; the average employee scrapes together only around $41K annually. A strong majority enjoy medical while just over a half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to over a third. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 59 percent. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Journalists with Technical Writing skills. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$24,163 - $72,305
(Median)
$24K
$41K
$72K
MEDIAN: $40,798
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$9.64 - $20.80
(Median)
$9
$13
$21
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$24,163 - $72,305  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,164  
Total Pay (?
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$23,099 - $70,378  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 70
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$9.64 - $20.80  
   
Overtime
$2.83 - $48.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,164  
   
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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$23,099 - $70,378  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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Pay by Experience Level for Journalist with Technical Writing skills

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


Journalists with Technical Writing skills with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $31K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $51K. Journalists with Technical Writing skills with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $53K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $57K.

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Experience Affects Journalist with Technical Writing skills Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 45%

Experienced
up arrow 34%

Mid-Career
up arrow 29%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 19%
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