The average pay for a Technical Writer in Austin, Texas is $57,359 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Technical Writing, Adobe Acrobat, and Microsoft Word.

$42,275 - $74,554
(Median)
$42K
$57K
$75K
MEDIAN: $57,359
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$42,275 - $74,554  
   
Bonus
$979 - $5,960  
Profit Sharing
$509  
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$43,649 - $75,753  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 62
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About Austin, Texas

Travis County, Texas
910,649
Male:
475,718 (51.1%)
Female:
456,122 (48.9%)
Austin (/ˈɒstᵻn, ˈɔː-/) is the capital of the U.S. state of Texas and the seat of Travis County. It is the 11th-most populated city in the U.S and the 4th-most populated in Texas. It is the fastest growing of the 50 largest US cities and the second largest state capital city in the United States after Phoenix, Arizona. As of June 1, 2016, Austin had a population of 931,830 (U.S. Census Bureau estimate). Located in Central Texas in the foothills of Texas Hill Country, the city is home to numerous lakes, rivers, and waterways including Lady Bird Lake, Barton Springs, McKinney Falls, the Colorado River, Lake Travis, and Lake Walter E. Long. It is the cultural and economic center of the Austin–Round Rock metropolitan area, which had an estimated population of 2,010,860 as of June 1, 2016. In the 1830s, pioneers began to settle the area in central Austin along the Colorado...
Austin:
$62,250
Texas:
$55,653
$1,139
Austin:
$282,700
Texas:
$152,000
3.1%

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Experience Affects Technical Writer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 18%


National Average
$59,000


Skills That Affect Technical Writer Salaries

Technical Writing
up arrow 21%

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 18%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 11%

Adobe FrameMaker
up arrow 9%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 2%

FrameMaker
up arrow 1%

National Average
$59,000

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Visio
up arrow 2%

XML
up arrow 3%

Editing
up arrow 4%

HTML
up arrow 13%

Project Management
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 91%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 3%
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