Specification Writer, Engineering Documents Salary

Engineering Documents Specification Writers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — a little over a half have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $38K to $94K per year, median earnings come to $65K annually. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Men make up a slight majority of Engineering Documents Specification Writers (53 percent) who responded to the survey. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$45,764 - $95,944
(Median)
$46K
$65K
$96K
MEDIAN: $65,000
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$16.00 - $41.00
(Median)
$16
$22
$41
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$45,764 - $95,944  
   
Bonus
$4,000  
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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$38,114 - $93,578  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 45
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$16.00 - $41.00  
   
Overtime
$36.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$4,000  
   
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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$38,114 - $93,578  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 19
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Job Description for Specification Writer, Engineering Documents

  • Gather and research information for use in technical documentation.
  • Assist in layout work.
  • Write technical materials, such as equipment manuals, appendices, or operating and maintenance instructions.

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Pay by Experience Level for Specification Writer, Engineering Documents

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $50K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $57K on average. Engineering Documents Specification Writers see a median salary of $78K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Engineering Documents Specification Writers report making only $75K on average.

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Experience Affects Specification Writer, Engineering Documents Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 27%

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

National Average
$61,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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