Technical Writer in Denver, Colorado Salary

Technical Writers in Denver can expect to earn an average of $59K annually. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and a majority have dental coverage, just under one in three claim no health benefits at all. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Female Denver Technical Writers make up most of the survey respondents at 74 percent. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$36,206 - $89,115
(Median)
$36K
$59K
$89K
MEDIAN: $59,173
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$17.62 - $62.92
(Median)
$18
$38
$63
MEDIAN: $37.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$36,206 - $89,115  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,696  
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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$36,838 - $95,630  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 36
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$17.62 - $62.92  
   
Overtime
$26.20  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,696  
   
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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$36,838 - $95,630  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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Pay by Experience Level for Technical Writer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Technical Writers in Denver with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $44K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $56K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $72K. Denver Technical Writers who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $91K.

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Experience Affects Technical Writer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 49%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

National Average
$61,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Entry-Level
up arrow 28%

Skills That Affect Technical Writer Salaries

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 6%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 3%

Editing
up arrow 1%

National Average
$61,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
medical benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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