Technical Writer in Chicago, Illinois Salary

A Technical Writer in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $50,589 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Writing Procedures & Documentation, FrameMaker, RoboHelp, and Microsoft Excel. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$37,317 - $81,345
(Median)
$37K
$51K
$81K
MEDIAN: $50,588
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$16.22 - $50.34
(Median)
$16
$30
$50
MEDIAN: $30
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$37,317 - $81,345  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,589  
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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$36,065 - $86,638  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 59
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$16.22 - $50.34  
   
Overtime
$40.00  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,589  
   
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).
)
$36,065 - $86,638  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 18
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Experience Affects Technical Writer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 82%

Experienced
up arrow 28%

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

National Average
$54,000


Skills That Affect Technical Writer Salaries

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 36%

FrameMaker
up arrow 32%

RoboHelp
up arrow 31%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 15%

National Average
$54,000

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 3%

Editing
up arrow 9%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 13%

HTML
up arrow 16%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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