Technical Writer Salary in Austin, Texas (United States)

The average pay for a Technical Writer in Austin, Texas is $51,049 per year. Experience strongly influences income for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. The highest paying skills associated with this job are FrameMaker, Editing, Writing Procedures & Documentation, and RoboHelp.
Technical Writer in Austin, Texas Total Pay (?
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$36,882 - $74,286
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $51,048
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Technical Writer in Austin, Texas Total Pay (?
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$15.00 - $40.98
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$36,882 - $74,286  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,848  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $2,635  
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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$35,998 - $75,947  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 79
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$15.00 - $40.98  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,848  
   
Profit Sharing
$500 - $2,635  
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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$35,998 - $75,947  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 79
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Experience Affects Technical Writer in Austin, Texas Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 46%
Mid-Career
up arrow 16%
National Average
$51,000

Skills That Affect Technical Writer in Austin, Texas Salaries

FrameMaker
up arrow 16%
Editing
up arrow 16%
Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 11%
RoboHelp
up arrow 10%
XML
up arrow 8%
Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 3%
Adobe InDesign
up arrow 3%
Adobe Acrobat
0%
National Average
$51,000
Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 7%
HTML
up arrow 7%
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Gender
Female
72%
female alumni
 
Male
28%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
20%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 6%
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