Technical Publications Manager Salary

Between two-thirds and three-fourths of Technical Publications Managers in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $50K to $138K per year, and the average comes out to $80K annually. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by nearly all, and most earn vision coverage. Most Technical Publications Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up a slight majority of Technical Publications Managers (54 percent) survey respondents. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$54,395 - $127,651
$54K
$80K
$130K
MEDIAN: $79,688
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50%
90%

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$19.39 - $31.79
$20
MEDIAN: $20.27
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$54,395 - $127,651  
   
Bonus
$1,010 - $23,757  
Profit Sharing
$4,860  
Total Pay (?
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$49,768 - $137,688  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 110
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.27  
   
Overtime
$30.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,010 - $23,757  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,860  
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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$49,768 - $137,688  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Technical Publications Manager


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Technical Publications Managers who go on to become Senior Technical Writers may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Senior Technical Writer, an upper-level role, pays $77K.

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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 45 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. It is often found that people who know Microsoft Office are also skilled in FrameMaker.

Pay by Experience Level for Technical Publications Manager

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


People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $62K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $75K. Technical Publications Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $95K. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Technical Publications Managers report making only $89K on average.

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Key Stats for Technical Publications Manager

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
33%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Technical Publications Manager Salaries

▲21%

▲13%

National Average
$79,000

▼6%

Entry-Level
▼21%

Skills That Affect Technical Publications Manager Salaries

Content Management
▲45%

Project Management
▲20%

▲17%

People Management
▲10%



National Average
$79,000



Microsoft Word
▼11%


Adobe Illustrator
▼38%

Adobe Acrobat
▼43%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 93%
vision benefits
Vision: 82%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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