A Late-Career Technical Writer earns an average salary of $75,535 per year. A skill in XML is associated with high pay for this job.

$53,263 - $105,823
(Median)
$53K
$76K
$110K
MEDIAN: $75,534
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$24.29 - $66.79
(Median)
$24
$40
$67
MEDIAN: $39.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,263 - $105,823  
   
Bonus
$957 - $10,212  
Profit Sharing
$1,700  
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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$52,383 - $119,552  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 240
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$24.29 - $66.79  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $77.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$957 - $10,212  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,700  
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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$52,383 - $119,552  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 139
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National Average: $77,969

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Skills That Affect Technical Writer Salaries

XML
up arrow 11%

Project Management
up arrow 6%

Editing
up arrow 5%

HTML
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Visio
up arrow 2%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 1%

Adobe FrameMaker
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

National Average
$78,000

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 3%

FrameMaker
up arrow 5%

RoboHelp
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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