Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Senior Technical Writers, experience in the field does not tend to play a major role in salary decisions; in general, pay does not go up drastically with more experience, and earnings grow incrementally instead. At career start, salaries are typically $61K, which grows to $71K after five to 10 years. Those with one to two decades of experience under their belt tend to see salaries around $80K. Salaries grow more slowly as Senior Technical Writers approach the 20-year mark, when the pay stabilizes at $82K. The largest number of Senior Technical Writers have 10 to 20 years of experience, followed by those with more than 20 years. Workers who have been working for one to 10 years are the least common.