Late-Career Technical Writer Salary (United States)

A Late-Career Technical Writer earns an average salary of $67,963 per year. A skill in XML is associated with high pay for this job.
Late-Career Technical Writer Total Pay (?
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$49,900 - $98,141
(Median)
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68K
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98K
MEDIAN: $67,962
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Late-Career Technical Writer Total Pay (?
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$24.17 - $56.52
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $34.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,900 - $98,141  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,789  
Profit Sharing
$4.17 - $9,863  
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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$50,454 - $107,292  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 597
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$24.17 - $56.52  
   
Overtime
$28.27 - $69.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,789  
   
Profit Sharing
$4.17 - $9,863  
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).
)
$50,454 - $107,292  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 597
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Pay Difference By Location
Washington
up arrow 19%
San Diego
up arrow 17%
Portland
up arrow 3%
Philadelphia
up arrow 2%
Minneapolis
0%
National Average
$71,000
Houston
up arrow 2%
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Skills That Affect Late-Career Technical Writer Salaries

XML
up arrow 15%
FrameMaker
up arrow 6%
Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 5%
Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 4%
Technical Writing
up arrow 1%
RoboHelp
up arrow 1%
Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 1%
Adobe Acrobat
0%
Editing
0%
National Average
$71,000
Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%
HTML
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%
Adobe InDesign
up arrow 4%
Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 5%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 153 votes.
Gender
Female
50%
female alumni
 
Male
50%
male alumni
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 24%
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