Experienced Technical Writer Salary

The average pay for an Experienced Technical Writer is $64,432 per year.

$48,419 - $89,780
(Median)
$48K
$64K
$90K
MEDIAN: $64,432
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90%

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$20.29 - $56.85
(Median)
$20
$34
$57
MEDIAN: $34.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,419 - $89,780  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,350  
Profit Sharing
$970 - $13,277  
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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$47,775 - $100,119  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 836
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.29 - $56.85  
   
Overtime
$24.45 - $62.47  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,350  
   
Profit Sharing
$970 - $13,277  
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).
)
$47,775 - $100,119  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 379
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Skills That Affect Experienced Technical Writer Salaries

RoboHelp
up arrow 5%

FrameMaker
up arrow 4%

XML
up arrow 4%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 3%

HTML
0%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$66,000

Editing
up arrow 2%

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%


Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 5%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 6%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 8%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 193 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 23%
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