Technical Writer with Writing Procedures & Documentation Skills Salary

The average pay for a Technical Writer with Writing Procedures & Documentation skills is $57,842 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$40,275 - $86,419
$40K
$58K
$86K
MEDIAN: $57,842
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$15.16 - $44.89
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$25
$45
MEDIAN: $24.65
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$40,275 - $86,419  
   
Bonus
$567 - $7,666  
Profit Sharing
$644 - $8,243  
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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$37,329 - $90,055  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 819
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.16 - $44.89  
   
Overtime
$21.84 - $43.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$567 - $7,666  
   
Profit Sharing
$644 - $8,243  
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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$37,329 - $90,055  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 410

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Pay by Experience Level for Technical Writer

Pay by Experience for a Technical Writer has a positive trend. An entry-level Technical Writer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 675 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Technical Writer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 310 salaries. An experienced Technical Writer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 315 salaries. A Technical Writer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $79,000 based on 152 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $57,017

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Key Stats for Technical Writer

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 195 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Technical Writer Salaries

Late-Career
▲39%

▲25%

Mid-Career
▲11%

National Average
$57,000

Entry-Level
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 195 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 20%