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Specification Writer, Engineering Documents Salary

Engineering Documents Specification Writers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $60K per year. Women make up the majority of Engineering Documents Specification Writers (64 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Although a fair number have medical coverage and the larger part have dental coverage, about one in four claim no health benefits at all. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Engineering Documents Specification Writers. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
$40,092 - $97,187
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MEDIAN: $60,009
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$17.00 - $49.13
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$40,092 - $97,187  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,000  
Total Pay (?
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$37,877 - $99,514  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 50
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$17.00 - $49.13  
   
Overtime
$25.85 - $62.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,000  
   
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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$37,877 - $99,514  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 29
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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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Experience Affects Specification Writer, Engineering Documents Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

National Average
$60,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 26%