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Late-Career Technical Writer Salary

A Late-Career Technical Writer earns an average salary of $67,895 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Project Management and XML.
$50,013 - $96,974
(Median)
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81K
97K
MEDIAN: $67,894
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$24.38 - $61.92
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $35.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,013 - $96,974  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,084  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $5,840  
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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$50,622 - $107,162  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 356
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$24.38 - $61.92  
   
Overtime
$27.97 - $68.27  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,084  
   
Profit Sharing
$500 - $5,840  
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).
)
$50,622 - $107,162  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 180
United States (change)

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Skills That Affect Late-Career Technical Writer Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 18%

XML
up arrow 13%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 5%

FrameMaker
up arrow 4%

Technical Writing
up arrow 2%

HTML
0%

Microsoft Excel
0%

RoboHelp
0%

National Average
$71,000

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Editing
up arrow 1%

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 2%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 6%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 6%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 118 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 24%