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Journalist Salary with Technical Writing skills

Journalists with Technical Writing skills aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $41K per year. Although nearly one-fifth lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and a majority get dental coverage, too. Women make up a slight majority of Journalists with Technical Writing skills (59 percent) survey respondents. Work is enjoyable for Journalists with Technical Writing skills, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$24,106 - $75,154
(Median)
$24K
$41K
$75K
MEDIAN: $40,704
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90%

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$10.57 - $21.29
(Median)
$11
$13
$21
MEDIAN: $12.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$24,106 - $75,154  
   
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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$23,255 - $71,248  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 59
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$10.57 - $21.29  
   
Overtime
$2.77 - $49.66  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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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).
)
$23,255 - $71,248  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 17

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Experience Affects Journalist with Technical Writing skills Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 40%

Mid-Career
up arrow 29%

National Average
$40,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

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
11%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 20%