Late-Career Technical Writer Salary (United States)

A Late-Career Technical Writer earns an average salary of $68,010 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Project Management and XML.
Late-Career Technical Writer Salary (?
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$49,988 - $98,415
(Median)
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68K
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98K
MEDIAN: $68,009
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Late-Career Technical Writer Salary (?
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$24.21 - $59.36
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $34.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,988 - $98,415  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,916  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $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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$50,539 - $107,631  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 379
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$24.21 - $59.36  
   
Overtime
$27.79 - $69.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,916  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $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).
)
$50,539 - $107,631  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 197
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Pay Difference By Location

Chicago
up arrow 33%
Boston
up arrow 22%
San Diego
up arrow 17%
Washington
up arrow 16%
Minneapolis
up arrow 8%
Seattle
up arrow 5%
Philadelphia
up arrow 3%
Indianapolis
up arrow 3%
Houston
up arrow 2%
Atlanta
up arrow 1%
National Average
$70,000
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Skills That Affect Late-Career Technical Writer Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 19%
XML
up arrow 15%
FrameMaker
up arrow 7%
Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 4%
Technical Writing
up arrow 3%
RoboHelp
up arrow 2%
Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%
Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 1%
National Average
$70,000
Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%
HTML
up arrow 1%
Editing
up arrow 2%
Adobe InDesign
up arrow 3%
Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 4%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
51%
female alumni
 
Male
49%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

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