Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Senior Technical Writers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy higher salaries, as pay increases are mainly incremental. Salaries start at $61K, which grows to $71K after five to 10 years. Between 10 and 20 years, pay reaches $80K. A 20-year tenure heralds decreased salary growth, and Senior Technical Writers who have made it this far report earning around $82K per year. The majority of Senior Technical Writers have only 10 to 20 years of practice in the field. Workers with more than 20 years make up the second biggest group followed by those with one to 10 years under their belt.