Technical Writer Salary in Chicago, Illinois (United States)

A Technical Writer in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $49,228 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are RoboHelp, Writing Procedures & Documentation, FrameMaker, and Adobe Acrobat. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Technical Writer in Chicago, Illinois Salary (?
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$32,966 - $82,434
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $49,227
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Technical Writer in Chicago, Illinois Salary (?
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$17.23 - $49.32
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$32,966 - $82,434  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,522  
Total Pay (?
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$35,546 - $101,098  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 55
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.23 - $49.32  
   
Overtime
$25.67 - $69.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,522  
   
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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$35,546 - $101,098  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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Pay by Experience Level for Technical Writer in Chicago, Illinois

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

Experience Affects Technical Writer in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 84%
Experienced
up arrow 41%
Mid-Career
up arrow 20%
National Average
$51,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Technical Writer in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

RoboHelp
up arrow 66%
Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 48%
FrameMaker
up arrow 30%
Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 12%
Microsoft Word
0%
National Average
$51,000
Editing
up arrow 3%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 5%
Adobe InDesign
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
60%
female alumni
 
Male
40%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 17%
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