A Technical Editor earns an average salary of $54,837 per year. A skill in HTML is associated with high pay for this job.Salary goes up steadily as a this job becomes more experienced.
Technical Editor Total Pay (?
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$39,940 - $79,110
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MEDIAN: $54,836
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Technical Editor Total Pay (?
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$15.23 - $39.15
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$39,940 - $79,110  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,132  
Profit Sharing
$75.00 - $5,000  
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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$37,329 - $81,262  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 327
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.23 - $39.15  
   
Overtime
$1.51 - $42.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,132  
   
Profit Sharing
$75.00 - $5,000  
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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$37,329 - $81,262  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 327
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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.
Read more about: Editors , Technical Writers
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Pay Difference By Location
Houston
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Seattle
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$55,000
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Experience Affects Technical Editor Salaries

National Average
$55,000

Skills That Affect Technical Editor Salaries

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National Average
$55,000
Microsoft Office
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Technical Writing
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Editing
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Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 97 votes.
Gender
Female
75%
female alumni
 
Male
25%
male alumni
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: 81% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 15%
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