The average salary for a Technical Writer in Minneapolis, Minnesota is $57,577 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are RoboHelp and Writing Procedures & Documentation.

$40,336 - $74,260
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MEDIAN: $57,576
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MEDIAN: $32.00
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$40,336 - $74,260  
   
Bonus
$-0.50 - $10,137  
Total Pay (?
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$40,397 - $79,932  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 36
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$27K$54K$81K
Bonus
$-0.50 - $10,137  
   
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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$40,397 - $79,932  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 7
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About Minneapolis, Minnesota

Hennepin County, Minnesota
393,050
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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Experience Affects Technical Writer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$60,000


Skills That Affect Technical Writer Salaries

RoboHelp
up arrow 16%


Adobe FrameMaker
up arrow 7%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 6%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 6%

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 5%

FrameMaker
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 2%

National Average
$60,000

Editing
up arrow 1%

HTML
up arrow 5%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 15%

XML
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 39%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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