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Specification Writer, Engineering Documents Salary

Median pay for Engineering Documents Specification Writers in the United States is around $62K per year. Work is enjoyable for Engineering Documents Specification Writers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 50 percent. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Engineering Documents Specification Writers making up 50 percent of survey respondents. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$45,764 - $97,991
(Median)
$46K
$62K
$98K
MEDIAN: $61,531
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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 (?
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$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$45,764 - $97,991  
   
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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$36,243 - $97,229  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 45
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).
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$36,243 - $97,229  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 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 26%

National Average
$60,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

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
26%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

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