Senior Technical Writer Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Senior Technical Writer is $73,659 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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$52,892 - $101,487
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MEDIAN: $73,659
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Senior Technical Writer Total Pay (?
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$24.88 - $61.57
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MEDIAN: $39.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,892 - $101,487  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,805  
Profit Sharing
$1,002 - $11,920  
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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$53,035 - $108,949  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,640
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$24.88 - $61.57  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $0.00  
Overtime
$30.29 - $73.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,805  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,002 - $11,920  
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).
)
$53,035 - $108,949  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,640
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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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Portland
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National Average
$76,000
Chicago
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Dallas
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Atlanta
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Austin
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Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Senior Technical Writer Salaries

National Average
$76,000

Skills That Affect Senior Technical Writer Salaries

XML
up arrow 7%
Project Management
up arrow 4%
Microsoft Visio
up arrow 4%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%
FrameMaker
up arrow 2%
RoboHelp
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Editing
up arrow 1%
HTML
up arrow 1%
National Average
$76,000
Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%
Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 3%
Technical Writing
up arrow 3%
Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 4%
Microsoft Exchange
up arrow 4%

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
17%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 14%
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