The average pay for a Senior Technical Writer is $72,872 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
Senior Technical Writer Total Pay (?
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$52,662 - $99,797
(Median)
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100K
MEDIAN: $72,872
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Senior Technical Writer Total Pay (?
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$24.91 - $60.02
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $39.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,662 - $99,797  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,634  
Profit Sharing
$507 - $11,836  
Commission
$0.00 - $0.36  
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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$52,868 - $107,561  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,552
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$24.91 - $60.02  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.00  
Overtime
$30.14 - $69.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,634  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $0.36  
Profit Sharing
$507 - $11,836  
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).
)
$52,868 - $107,561  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,552
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Job Description for Senior Technical Writer
  • Track revisions and edits, and maintain files.
  • Review and improve formatting and visual components, and select drawings and specifications.
  • Work with project teams to create documentation for diverse groups.
  • Organize, review, and write materials for clarity and message.
  • Standardize documentation for layout, style, and language, and create templates and scripts to automate as possible.
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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Technical Writer
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
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New York
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Los Angeles
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Denver
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National Average
$76,000
Chicago
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Atlanta
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Dallas
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Experience Affects Senior Technical Writer Salaries

National Average
$76,000

Skills That Affect Senior Technical Writer Salaries

XML
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FrameMaker
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Project Management
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Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%
RoboHelp
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Editing
0%
National Average
$76,000
Microsoft Office
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Adobe Acrobat
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Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 445 votes.
Gender
Female
54%
female alumni
 
Male
46%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
31%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 14%
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