Technical Writer in Minneapolis, Minnesota Salary

A Technical Writer in Minneapolis, Minnesota earns an average salary of $57,407 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are RoboHelp and Writing Procedures & Documentation. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$40,705 - $74,294
$41K
$57K
$74K
MEDIAN: $57,407
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50%
90%

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$19.83 - $38.88
$32
MEDIAN: $32.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$40,705 - $74,294  
   
Bonus
$-0.50 - $10,213  
Profit Sharing
$1,250  
Total Pay (?
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$40,551 - $79,979  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 33
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$32.00  
   
Overtime
$27.00  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$-0.50 - $10,213  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,250  
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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$40,551 - $79,979  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8

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About Minneapolis, Minnesota

Hennepin County, Minnesota
410,935
Male:
206,547 (50.3%)
Female:
204,388 (49.7%)
Minneapolis (/ˌmɪniˈæpəlɪs/) is the county seat of Hennepin County, and larger of the Twin Cities, the 16th-largest metropolitan area in the United States, containing about 3.5 million residents. As of 2015, Minneapolis is the largest city in the state of Minnesota and 46th-largest in the United States with a population of 410,939. Minneapolis and Saint Paul anchor the second-largest economic center in the Midwest, after Chicago. Minneapolis lies on both banks of the Mississippi River, just north of the river's confluence with the Minnesota River, and adjoins Saint Paul, the state's capital. The city is abundantly rich in water, with thirteen lakes, wetlands, the Mississippi River, creeks and waterfalls, many connected by parkways in the Chain of Lakes and the Grand Rounds National Scenic Byway. It was once the world's flour milling capital and a hub for timber. The city and surrounding region is the primary business center between Chicago and...
Minneapolis:
$54,571
Minnesota:
$63,488
$912
Minneapolis:
$227,500
Minnesota:
$200,000
4.3%

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Pay by Experience Level for Technical Writer

Pay by Experience for a Technical Writer has a positive trend. An entry-level Technical Writer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 21 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Technical Writer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 13 salaries. An experienced Technical Writer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 8 salaries. A Technical Writer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $79,000 based on 7 salaries.

Key Stats for Technical Writer

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Technical Writer Salaries

▲32%

▲15%

Mid-Career
▲4%

National Average
$60,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Technical Writer Salaries

RoboHelp
▲17%


Microsoft Word
▲9%

Microsoft Excel
▲7%


Adobe FrameMaker
▲5%

FrameMaker
▲5%

Adobe Acrobat
▲5%

Adobe Illustrator
▲5%

Windows Operating System General Use
▲2%

Editing
▼0%

HTML
▼0%

National Average
$60,000

Adobe Photoshop
▼8%

Adobe InDesign
▼8%

XML
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
no benefits
None: 24%
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