Experienced Technical Writer Salary (United States)

The average pay for an Experienced Technical Writer is $65,594 per year.
Experienced Technical Writer Total Pay (?
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$47,453 - $91,833
(Median)
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77K
92K
MEDIAN: $65,593
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Experienced Technical Writer Total Pay (?
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$19.30 - $50.58
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MEDIAN: $31.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$47,453 - $91,833  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,744  
Profit Sharing
$610 - $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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$46,044 - $97,957  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,378
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$19.30 - $50.58  
   
Overtime
$23.23 - $66.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,744  
   
Profit Sharing
$610 - $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).
)
$46,044 - $97,957  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,378
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Pay Difference By Location
San Jose
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Washington
up arrow 26%
San Francisco
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Irvine
up arrow 15%
Houston
up arrow 12%
Austin
up arrow 11%
Minneapolis
up arrow 9%
Denver
up arrow 9%
San Diego
up arrow 7%
Portland
up arrow 7%
National Average
$67,000
Chicago
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Philadelphia
up arrow 10%
Phoenix
up arrow 16%
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Skills That Affect Experienced Technical Writer Salaries

XML
up arrow 9%
FrameMaker
up arrow 5%
RoboHelp
up arrow 4%
Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 4%
Technical Writing
up arrow 3%
HTML
up arrow 3%
National Average
$67,000
Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%
Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 3%
Editing
up arrow 3%
Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 6%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 7%
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: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 22%
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