Nearly 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 $51K to $138K per year, and the average comes out to $80K annually. For the most part, Technical Publications Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Women Technical Publications Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by nearly all, and most earn vision coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$57,334 - $127,482
(Median)
$57K
$80K
$130K
MEDIAN: $79,561
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$19.02 - $40.63
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$57,334 - $127,482  
   
Bonus
$1,939 - $23,839  
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
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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$51,204 - $138,128  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 114
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.39  
   
Overtime
$30.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,939 - $23,839  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
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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$51,204 - $138,128  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5
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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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Many Technical Publications Managers move into a Senior Technical Writer role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Senior Technical Writers on average bring in a similar salary to Technical Publications Managers.

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Popular Skills for Technical Publications Manager


Technical Publications Managers report using 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 42 percent, 18 percent, and 15 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.


Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $64K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $75K. On average, Technical Publications Managers make $91K following one to two decades on the job. For some reason, Technical Publications Managers with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $88K.

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Experience Affects Technical Publications Manager Salaries



National Average
$80,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Skills That Affect Technical Publications Manager Salaries

Content Management
up arrow 42%

Project Management
up arrow 18%


People Management
up arrow 8%


National Average
$80,000

Adobe FrameMaker
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%


Microsoft Word
up arrow 13%


Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 39%

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 44%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 92%
medical benefits
Vision: 84%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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