Journalist Salary with Technical Writing skills

Journalists with Technical Writing skills can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $40K per year. Most Journalists with Technical Writing skills report high levels of job satisfaction. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 58 percent. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — roughly one in five lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and just over a half receive dental plans. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$24,220 - $72,125

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$9.66 - $20.72

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$24,220 - $72,125  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,164  
Total Pay (?
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$22,842 - $70,023  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 71
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$9.66 - $20.72  
   
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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$22,842 - $70,023  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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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.


For many Journalists with Technical Writing skills, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $31K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $51K. On average, Journalists with Technical Writing skills make $53K following one to two decades on the job. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $57K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Journalist with Technical Writing skills Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 46%

Experienced
up arrow 36%

Mid-Career
up arrow 30%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
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: 36% employee benefits None: 20%
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