A Technical Writer with Microsoft Word skills earns an average salary of $55,209 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$37,904 - $80,397
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$55K
$80K
MEDIAN: $55,209
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$14.95 - $42.74
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$43
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$37,904 - $80,397  
   
Bonus
$498.09 - $5,923  
Profit Sharing
$408.51 - $24,468  
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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$34,886 - $84,263  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 473
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.95 - $42.74  
   
Overtime
$20.14 - $48.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$498.09 - $5,923  
   
Profit Sharing
$408.51 - $24,468  
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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$34,886 - $84,263  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 287

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Pay by Experience Level for Technical Writer

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,354

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Key Stats for Technical Writer

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 130 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Technical Writer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 44%

Experienced
up arrow 25%


National Average
$53,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 130 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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