Technical Editor Salary

The average pay for a Technical Editor is $55,037 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$36,892 - $80,646
(Median)
$37K
$55K
$81K
MEDIAN: $55,036
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$16.01 - $40.88
(Median)
$16
$25
$41
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$36,892 - $80,646  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,756  
Profit Sharing
$100.67 - $5,068  
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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$35,882 - $83,415  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 278
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$16.01 - $40.88  
   
Overtime
$1.53 - $50.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,756  
   
Profit Sharing
$100.67 - $5,068  
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).
)
$35,882 - $83,415  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 124
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Job Description for Technical Editor

The technical editor helps ensure their organization's technical writing is accurate and understandable. Specific tasks performed by technical editors vary by company, but commonly these professionals use various text editing and annotation programs - as well as creative tools and suites - to edit technical documents; they also fact-check and collaborate with technical professionals on the technical documents being produced. Physical requirements for the work are generally limited to long hours of work on computers, both typing and reading content. Technical editors usually work full time in an office environment during regular business hours, although overtime or longer shifts may be required for time-sensitive projects.

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Technical Editor Tasks

  • Propose titles of written works.
  • Proofread, revise, rewrite, and edit technical information including research reports, scientific and technical publications, and user manuals, etc.

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Pay by Experience Level for Technical Editor

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Experience Affects Technical Editor Salaries




National Average
$55,000


Skills That Affect Technical Editor Salaries

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Windows Operating System General Use
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Technical Writing
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Adobe Acrobat
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Microsoft Office
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National Average
$55,000

Editing
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Desktop Publishing
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 94 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 17%
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