Senior Technical Writers with Adobe InDesign skills with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent more than two-thirds of Senior Technical Writers with Adobe InDesign skills. Salaries average out to around $66K per year and spread from $51K to $97K per year. Female Senior Technical Writers with Adobe InDesign skills are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (66 percent) are women. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$46,307 - $93,376
(Median)
$46K
$66K
$93K
MEDIAN: $65,940
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$27.37 - $68.78
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MEDIAN: $32.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$46,307 - $93,376  
   
Bonus
$598 - $28,906  
Profit Sharing
$375.00  
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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$50,684 - $96,893  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 69
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$32.70  
   
Overtime
$41.99  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$33K$66K$99K
Bonus
$598 - $28,906  
   
Profit Sharing
$375.00  
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).
)
$50,684 - $96,893  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 8
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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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Senior Technical Writers with Adobe InDesign skills — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $59K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $65K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Senior Technical Writers with Adobe InDesign skills make a median salary of $68K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $81K.

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Experience Affects Senior Technical Writer Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$67,000

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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
48%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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