Experienced Technical Writer Salary (United States)

The average pay for an Experienced Technical Writer is $65,548 per year.
Experienced Technical Writer Total Pay (?
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$47,292 - $91,422
(Median)
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66K
77K
91K
MEDIAN: $65,547
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Experienced Technical Writer Total Pay (?
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$19.32 - $50.99
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MEDIAN: $31.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$47,292 - $91,422  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,600  
Profit Sharing
$705 - $12,913  
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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$45,925 - $97,696  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,318
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$19.32 - $50.99  
   
Overtime
$24.00 - $66.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,600  
   
Profit Sharing
$705 - $12,913  
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).
)
$45,925 - $97,696  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,318
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Pay Difference By Location

San Jose
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Washington
up arrow 26%
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Baltimore
up arrow 16%
Irvine
up arrow 13%
Austin
up arrow 12%
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Minneapolis
up arrow 10%
Denver
up arrow 8%
Chicago
up arrow 7%
Portland
up arrow 7%
San Diego
up arrow 6%
National Average
$67,000
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Phoenix
up arrow 16%
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Skills That Affect Experienced Technical Writer Salaries

XML
up arrow 9%
FrameMaker
up arrow 5%
HTML
up arrow 4%
RoboHelp
up arrow 4%
Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 4%
Technical Writing
up arrow 3%
Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 2%
National Average
$67,000
Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%
Editing
up arrow 3%
Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 4%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 6%
Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 6%
Adobe InDesign
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
58%
female alumni
 
Male
42%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 22%
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