Technical Publications Manager Salary

Technical Publications Managers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and somewhere between two-thirds and three-fourths have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $79K per year, but may range from $50K to $129K per year. In this profession, almost all enjoy medical and dental coverage, and a large number have vision insurance, as well. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Technical Publications Managers. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 58 percent. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$53,559 - $119,471
$54K
$79K
$120K
MEDIAN: $78,563
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$0$129K
Salary $53,559 - $119,471
Bonus $1,007 - $24,328
Profit Sharing $4,860
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$50,336 - $129,128
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 93

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Job Description for Technical Publications Manager

A technical publications manager specializes in the technical writing field. He or she solely relies on his or her literary capabilities and manages technical writing projects, which range from small literary companies to major firms. This job requires a lot of concentration and focus for extended periods of time, as a successful candidate in this position needs to sift through numerous publications for errors and simultaneously lead other technical writers.

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Technical Publications Manager Tasks

  • Track and forecast budgets.
  • Supervise and coordinate staff to stay on schedule and provide appropriate materials.
  • Oversee the process of technical publications from planning to delivery.
  • Oversee standards and quality assurance for publications, including updates.

Common Career Paths for Technical Publications Manager


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For Technical Publications Managers, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Technical Publications Managers earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Senior Technical Writer.

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Popular Skills for Technical Publications Manager


Survey results imply that Technical Publications Managers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Content Management, Project Management, and FrameMaker are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 44 percent, 20 percent, and 17 percent, respectively. Those listing Adobe Acrobat as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign also typically command lower compensation. Most people familiar with Microsoft Office also know FrameMaker.

Pay by Experience Level for Technical Publications Manager

Pay by Experience for a Technical Publications Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Technical Publications Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 13 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Technical Publications Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 27 salaries. An experienced Technical Publications Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $98,000 based on 56 salaries. A Technical Publications Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 37 salaries.

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Key Stats for Technical Publications Manager

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
38%
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Experience Affects Technical Publications Manager Salaries

▲23%

▲13%

National Average
$79,000

▼6%

▼21%

Skills That Affect Technical Publications Manager Salaries

Content Management
▲44%

Project Management
▲20%

▲17%






National Average
$79,000



Adobe Illustrator
▼38%

Adobe Acrobat
▼43%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
38%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 93%
vision benefits
Vision: 83%
no benefits
None: 2%
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