Technical Writer Salary in Chicago, Illinois

A Technical Writer in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $49,115 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.

$35,726 - $79,432
(Median)
$36K
$49K
$79K
MEDIAN: $49,115
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50%
90%

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$16.22 - $50.34
(Median)
$16
$30
$50
MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$35,726 - $79,432  
   
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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$34,939 - $86,528  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 57
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$16.22 - $50.34  
   
Overtime
$32.03 - $67.80  
National 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).
)
$34,939 - $86,528  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 18
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Experience Affects Technical Writer in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 91%

Experienced
up arrow 35%

Mid-Career
up arrow 19%

National Average
$52,000


Skills That Affect Technical Writer in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 43%

RoboHelp
up arrow 38%

FrameMaker
up arrow 37%

National Average
$52,000

Editing
up arrow 6%

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 9%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 9%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 10%

HTML
up arrow 11%

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
11%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 15%
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