Late-Career Technical Writer Salary

A Late-Career Technical Writer earns an average salary of $76,548 per year. A skill in XML is associated with high pay for this job.

$53,483 - $107,581
$53K
$76K
$110K
MEDIAN: $76,433
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$24.47 - $59.60
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$40
$60
MEDIAN: $39.82
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,483 - $107,581  
   
Bonus
$968 - $10,335  
Profit Sharing
$3,500  
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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$52,625 - $113,777  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 259
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$24.47 - $59.60  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $60.20  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$968 - $10,335  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,500  
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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$52,625 - $113,777  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 124

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $79,145

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Key Stats for Technical Writer

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.
20 years or more
100%
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Skills That Affect Technical Writer Salaries

XML
▲10%

Project Management
▲9%

Editing
▲5%

Microsoft Excel
▲4%

Adobe Acrobat
▲1%

Adobe FrameMaker
▲1%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
▼0%


Microsoft Visio
▼0%

National Average
$79,000

Microsoft Word
▼1%

Adobe Photoshop
▼1%

Adobe InDesign
▼4%

Windows Operating System General Use
▼5%

FrameMaker
▼6%

RoboHelp
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
no benefits
None: 27%
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