Late-Career Technical Writer Salary

A Late-Career Technical Writer earns an average salary of $68,898 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Project Management and XML.

$50,603 - $96,821
(Median)
$51K
$69K
$97K
MEDIAN: $68,898
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$24.73 - $65.24
(Median)
$25
$35
$65
MEDIAN: $35.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,603 - $96,821  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,438  
Profit Sharing
$800 - $4,866  
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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$51,368 - $110,418  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 364
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$24.73 - $65.24  
   
Overtime
$27.72 - $67.11  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,438  
   
Profit Sharing
$800 - $4,866  
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).
)
$51,368 - $110,418  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 191
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Skills That Affect Late-Career Technical Writer Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 14%

XML
up arrow 13%

Technical Writing
up arrow 4%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 3%

FrameMaker
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
0%

National Average
$71,000

HTML
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Editing
up arrow 2%

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 2%

RoboHelp
up arrow 2%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 2%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 4%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 93 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 24%
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