Technical Writer Salary in Chicago, Illinois

A Technical Writer in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $49,549 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Writing Procedures & Documentation, RoboHelp, and FrameMaker. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$36,041 - $81,345

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$16.22 - $50.34

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$36,041 - $81,345  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,638  
Total Pay (?
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$35,114 - $86,638  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 59
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$16.22 - $50.34  
   
Overtime
$32.03 - $67.80  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,638  
   
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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$35,114 - $86,638  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 18
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Experience Affects Technical Writer in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 89%

Experienced
up arrow 34%

Mid-Career
up arrow 18%

National Average
$52,000


Skills That Affect Technical Writer in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 42%

RoboHelp
up arrow 37%

FrameMaker
up arrow 36%

National Average
$52,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 5%

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 6%

Editing
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 9%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 11%

HTML
up arrow 12%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 15%
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