Specification Writer, Engineering Documents Salary

The majority of Engineering Documents Specification Writers in the United States — just under two-thirds — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $36K to $101K per year, and the median is $79K per year. The majority of Engineering Documents Specification Writers claim high levels of job satisfaction. While slightly more than a fifth report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and slightly more than half have dental, as well. More than half of Engineering Documents Specification Writers (64 percent) survey respondents are men. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,381 - $102,409
$39K
$79K
$100K
MEDIAN: $79,079
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$12.29 - $42.50
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$42
MEDIAN: $23.15
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$39,381 - $102,409  
   
Bonus
$604 - $14,899  
Total Pay (?
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$36,329 - $101,130  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 39
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.29 - $42.50  
   
Overtime
$30.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$604 - $14,899  
   
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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$36,329 - $101,130  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15

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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

Pay by Experience for a Specification Writer, Engineering Documents has a positive trend. An entry-level Specification Writer, Engineering Documents with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 14 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Specification Writer, Engineering Documents with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 8 salaries. An experienced Specification Writer, Engineering Documents which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 17 salaries. A Specification Writer, Engineering Documents with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $86,000 based on 21 salaries.

Key Stats for Specification Writer, Engineering Documents

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
41%
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Experience Affects Specification Writer, Engineering Documents Salaries

Late-Career
▲14%

Experienced
▲10%

National Average
$75,000

Mid-Career
▼41%

Entry-Level
▼45%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
41%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
no benefits
None: 23%
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