Late-Career Technical Writer Salary (United States)

A Late-Career Technical Writer earns an average salary of $67,584 per year. A skill in XML is associated with high pay for this job.
Late-Career Technical Writer Total Pay (?
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$49,624 - $98,591
(Median)
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59K
68K
82K
99K
MEDIAN: $67,584
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Late-Career Technical Writer Total Pay (?
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$24.10 - $60.24
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $34.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,624 - $98,591  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,845  
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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$50,251 - $107,855  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 581
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$24.10 - $60.24  
   
Overtime
$27.62 - $68.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,845  
   
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).
)
$50,251 - $107,855  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 581
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Pay Difference By Location

Boston
up arrow 23%
Chicago
up arrow 20%
Washington
up arrow 20%
San Diego
up arrow 17%
Seattle
up arrow 5%
Minneapolis
up arrow 4%
Indianapolis
up arrow 4%
Philadelphia
up arrow 3%
Houston
up arrow 1%
National Average
$70,000
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Skills That Affect Late-Career Technical Writer Salaries

XML
up arrow 16%
FrameMaker
up arrow 6%
Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 6%
Technical Writing
up arrow 2%
Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 1%
RoboHelp
up arrow 1%
Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Excel
0%
Editing
0%
National Average
$70,000
Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%
HTML
up arrow 1%
Adobe InDesign
up arrow 4%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 5%
Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 5%
Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 142 votes.

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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