Journalist with Technical Writing Skills Salary

Journalists with Technical Writing skills aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $40K per year. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While some workers in this profession — about a fourth — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and a majority have dental insurance. Women Journalists with Technical Writing skills who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Men working as Journalists with Technical Writing skills who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 50 percent. Work is enjoyable for Journalists with Technical Writing skills, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$27,394 - $70,165
$27K
$40K
$70K
MEDIAN: $40,371
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50%
90%

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$9.25 - $24.38
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$13
$24
MEDIAN: $13.01
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$27,394 - $70,165  
   
Bonus
$1,500  
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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$22,896 - $69,417  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 87
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$9.25 - $24.38  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.50  
Overtime
$7.14 - $44.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$1,500  
   
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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$22,896 - $69,417  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 34

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Pay by Experience Level for Journalist

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


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $32K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $48K. Journalists with Technical Writing skills see a median salary of $49K after reaching one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $51K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $37,116

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Journalists with Technical Writing skills, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 40 percent above the national average. Trailing the national average by 17 percent, Los Angeles is the market with the smallest paychecks.

Key Stats for Journalist

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
11%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Journalist Salaries

Late-Career
▲37%

Experienced
▲32%

Mid-Career
▲31%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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