The average pay for an Experienced Technical Writer is $66,259 per year.

$49,169 - $95,278
(Median)
$49K
$66K
$95K
MEDIAN: $66,258
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$21.60 - $56.44
(Median)
$22
$36
$56
MEDIAN: $35.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,169 - $95,278  
   
Bonus
$963 - $9,787  
Profit Sharing
$450.00 - $10,500  
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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$49,050 - $103,120  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 566
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$21.60 - $56.44  
   
Overtime
$29.71 - $72.29  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$963 - $9,787  
   
Profit Sharing
$450.00 - $10,500  
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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$49,050 - $103,120  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 249
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National Average: $69,010

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Skills That Affect Technical Writer Salaries

Adobe FrameMaker
up arrow 6%

XML
up arrow 5%

RoboHelp
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Visio
up arrow 3%

Adobe RoboHelp
up arrow 3%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 2%

FrameMaker
up arrow 2%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Editing
up arrow 1%

HTML
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$69,000

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 76 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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