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Experienced Technical Writer Salary

The average pay for an Experienced Technical Writer is $64,716 per year.

$48,222 - $89,912
(Median)
$48K
$65K
$90K
MEDIAN: $64,716
10%
50%
90%

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$20.06 - $57.15
(Median)
$20
$33
$57
MEDIAN: $33.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$48,222 - $89,912  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,200  
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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$47,356 - $99,089  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 819
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$20.06 - $57.15  
   
Overtime
$24.47 - $65.53  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,200  
   
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).
)
$47,356 - $99,089  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 366

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Skills That Affect Experienced Technical Writer Salaries

XML
up arrow 5%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 4%

RoboHelp
up arrow 4%

Technical Writing
up arrow 4%

FrameMaker
up arrow 3%

HTML
up arrow 1%

National Average
$66,000

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 2%

Editing
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 4%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 5%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 9%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 202 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 22%