Specification Writer, Engineering Documents Salary

Engineering Documents Specification Writers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — over one-half have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $38K to $94K per year, median earnings come to $65K per year. Male Engineering Documents Specification Writers are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 53 percent of the field. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Engineering Documents Specification Writers is high. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$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.


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $57K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $50K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Engineering Documents Specification Writers make a median salary of $78K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $75K.

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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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