Technical Writer Salary in Chicago, Illinois (United States)

A Technical Writer in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $49,909 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 Total Pay (?
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$33,677 - $80,537
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $49,909
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Technical Writer in Chicago, Illinois Total Pay (?
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$17.36 - $48.94
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MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$33,677 - $80,537  
   
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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$36,181 - $99,773  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 80
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$24$48$72
Hourly Rate
$17.36 - $48.94  
   
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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$36,181 - $99,773  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 80
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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 64%
Experienced
up arrow 39%
Mid-Career
up arrow 19%
National Average
$51,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Technical Writer in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

RoboHelp
up arrow 61%
Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 48%
FrameMaker
up arrow 22%
Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 17%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 6%
National Average
$51,000
Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%
Editing
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
61%
female alumni
 
Male
39%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 19%
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