A Late-Career Technical Writer earns an average salary of $76,713 per year. A skill in XML is associated with high pay for this job.

$53,894 - $108,459
$54K
$77K
$110K
MEDIAN: $76,712
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$24.22 - $65.29
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$40
$65
MEDIAN: $39.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,894 - $108,459  
   
Bonus
$972 - $10,212  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$52,533 - $118,891  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 249
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$24.22 - $65.29  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $59.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$972 - $10,212  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$52,533 - $118,891  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 137

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $79,382

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Key Stats for Technical Writer

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.
20 years or more
100%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Technical Writer Salaries

XML
up arrow 11%

Project Management
up arrow 7%

Editing
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%


Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 1%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
0%

Adobe FrameMaker
0%

Microsoft Visio
0%

National Average
$79,000

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 3%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 4%

FrameMaker
up arrow 7%

RoboHelp
up arrow 10%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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