Technical Editor Salary (United States)

A Technical Editor earns an average salary of $54,797 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are FrameMaker and HTML. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Technical Editor Total Pay (?
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$38,841 - $79,623
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MEDIAN: $54,797
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Technical Editor Total Pay (?
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$16.24 - $39.74
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$38,841 - $79,623  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,068  
Profit Sharing
$102.13 - $5,034  
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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$36,815 - $81,809  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 343
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$16.24 - $39.74  
   
Overtime
$1.51 - $43.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,068  
   
Profit Sharing
$102.13 - $5,034  
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).
)
$36,815 - $81,809  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 343
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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 by Experience Level for Technical Editor

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Pay Difference By Location

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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

FrameMaker
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National Average
$55,000
Microsoft Office
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Technical Writing
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Editing
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
77%
female alumni
 
Male
23%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 17%
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