Specification Writer, Engineering Documents Salary
Slightly less than three-fifths of Engineering Documents Specification Writers in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $37K to $95K per year, but median earnings come to around $77K per year. Although a fair number have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, approximately one in four claim no health benefits at all. The vast majority (81 percent) of Engineering Documents Specification Writers who answered the questionnaire are male. It's heartening to note that most people in this field love their work, finding it both fun and rewarding. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
Job Description for Specification Writer, Engineering Documents
- Write technical materials, such as equipment manuals, appendices, or operating and maintenance instructions.
- Assist in layout work.
- Gather and research information for use in technical documentation.
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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.
Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $45K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $46K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Engineering Documents Specification Writers make a median salary of $83K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income no higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.