Technical Writer in Denver, Colorado Salary

Technical Writers in Denver, Colo. pull down an average of $59K per year. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Denver Technical Writers making up 74 percent. While some workers in this profession — just under a third — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. Most Technical Writers in Denver report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$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 (?
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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.


For many Technical Writers in Denver, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Denver Technical Writers in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $44K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $56K. Technical Writers in Denver, Colo. see a median salary of $72K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $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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