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Specification Writer, Engineering Documents Salary

Earnings for Engineering Documents Specification Writers in the United States come in at around $61K per year on average. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Engineering Documents Specification Writers. Men working as Engineering Documents Specification Writers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 50 percent. Women make up a slight majority of Engineering Documents Specification Writers (50 percent) survey respondents. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$40,186 - $98,317
(Median)
$40K
$61K
$98K
MEDIAN: $60,950
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90%

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$15.78 - $40.58
(Median)
$16
$21
$41
MEDIAN: $20
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$40,186 - $98,317  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,696  
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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$36,055 - $97,604  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 43
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.78 - $40.58  
   
Overtime
$25.67 - $49.17  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,696  
   
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).
)
$36,055 - $97,604  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 17

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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 24%

National Average
$60,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 9%
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