Pay for Journalists with Technical Writing skills is very modest at just $40K per year. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Journalists with Technical Writing skills report high levels of job satisfaction. Men working as Journalists with Technical Writing skills who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 58 percent. Although slightly less than a third lack health benefits of any kind, a majority do enjoy medical insurance, and the larger part get dental coverage, too. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$28,080 - $69,656
(Median)
$28K
$40K
$70K
MEDIAN: $40,272
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$9.65 - $24.45
(Median)
$9
$13
$24
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$28,080 - $69,656  
   
Bonus
$1,750  
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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$22,914 - $68,864  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 84
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$9.65 - $24.45  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.50  
Overtime
$7.14 - $44.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$1,750  
   
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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$22,914 - $68,864  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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Pay by Experience Level for Journalist

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Journalists with Technical Writing skills. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $32K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $48K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $49K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $51K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Journalist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 39%

Experienced
up arrow 34%

Mid-Career
up arrow 29%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
medical benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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