Senior Technical Writer Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Senior Technical Writer is $73,421 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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$52,999 - $101,175
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MEDIAN: $73,421
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Senior Technical Writer Total Pay (?
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$24.91 - $61.22
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MEDIAN: $39.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,999 - $101,175  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,721  
Profit Sharing
$999 - $12,040  
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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$53,146 - $108,453  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,616
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$24.91 - $61.22  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.00  
Overtime
$30.25 - $73.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,721  
   
Profit Sharing
$999 - $12,040  
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).
)
$53,146 - $108,453  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,616
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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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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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Dallas
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Austin
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Atlanta
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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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Project Management
up arrow 4%
FrameMaker
up arrow 3%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%
Microsoft Visio
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RoboHelp
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Editing
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HTML
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National Average
$76,000
Microsoft Office
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Technical Writing
up arrow 2%
Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 3%
Microsoft Exchange
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Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
56%
female alumni
 
Male
44%
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
32%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 14%
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