Technical Publications Manager Salary

With three-fourths of Technical Publications Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $50K to $138K per year and averages out to $81K per year. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 55 percent. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by almost all, and a large number earn vision coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$53,278 - $127,419
$53K
$81K
$130K
MEDIAN: $81,425
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90%

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$19.81 - $40.63
$21
MEDIAN: $20.52
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,278 - $127,419  
   
Bonus
$1,445 - $23,920  
Profit Sharing
$4,860  
Total Pay (?
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$49,768 - $137,688  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 101
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.52  
   
Overtime
$30.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,445 - $23,920  
   
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: 25 Mar 2017 | 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

  • 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.

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Technical Publications Managers' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Senior Technical Writer. Median pay for Senior Technical Writers is $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 42 percent, 18 percent, and 14 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. Those familiar with Microsoft Office also tend to 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
55 %
Male
45 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
35%
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Experience Affects Technical Publications Manager Salaries

▲21%

▲11%

National Average
$81,000

▼8%

▼23%

Skills That Affect Technical Publications Manager Salaries

Content Management
▲42%

Project Management
▲18%

▲14%






National Average
$81,000



Adobe Illustrator
▼40%

Adobe Acrobat
▼44%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 93%
vision benefits
Vision: 83%
no benefits
None: 3%