The average pay for a Technical Editor is $53,576 per year.

$37,828 - $78,605
$38K
$54K
$79K
MEDIAN: $53,576
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$15.96 - $52.32
$16
$26
$52
MEDIAN: $25.90
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$37,828 - $78,605  
   
Bonus
$294.79 - $6,000  
Profit Sharing
$3,500  
Total Pay (?
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$36,359 - $87,653  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 153
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$15.96 - $52.32  
   
Overtime
$25.25 - $61.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$294.79 - $6,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,500  
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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$36,359 - $87,653  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 81

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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Technical Editor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $55,133

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Key Stats for Technical Editor

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
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Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Technical Editor Salaries




National Average
$55,000


Skills That Affect Technical Editor Salaries


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Editing
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Microsoft Office
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National Average
$55,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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