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Technical Writer Salary in Washington, District of Columbia

A Technical Writer in Washington, District of Columbia earns an average salary of $62,465 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Microsoft Sharepoint Server, HTML, and Microsoft Excel. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
$44,240 - $88,666
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MEDIAN: $62,465
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$14.88 - $56.67
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MEDIAN: $39.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$44,240 - $88,666  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,077  
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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$43,597 - $97,074  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 98
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$14.88 - $56.67  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,077  
   
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).
)
$43,597 - $97,074  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 26
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Pay by Experience Level for Technical Writer in Washington, District of Columbia

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

Experience Affects Technical Writer in Washington, District of Columbia Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 32%

Late-Career
up arrow 30%


National Average
$65,000


Skills That Affect Technical Writer in Washington, District of Columbia Salaries

Microsoft Sharepoint Server
up arrow 20%

HTML
up arrow 19%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 11%

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 7%

National Average
$65,000

Editing
up arrow 1%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 2%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 12%