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Technical Writer Salary in Washington, District of Columbia (United States)

A Technical Writer in Washington, District of Columbia earns an average salary of $62,438 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Microsoft Sharepoint Server and Microsoft Excel. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Technical Writer in Washington, District of Columbia Salary (?
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$44,247 - $88,054
(Median)
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88K
MEDIAN: $62,437
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Technical Writer in Washington, District of Columbia Salary (?
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$14.84 - $57.01
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MEDIAN: $39.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$44,247 - $88,054  
   
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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$43,649 - $95,048  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 104
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$14.84 - $57.01  
   
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).
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$43,649 - $95,048  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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Experience Affects Technical Writer in Washington, District of Columbia Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 31%
Late-Career
up arrow 27%
National Average
$64,000

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

Microsoft Sharepoint Server
up arrow 20%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 11%
Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 10%
HTML
up arrow 8%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 6%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%
Editing
up arrow 1%
Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 1%
National Average
$64,000
Adobe InDesign
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
55%
female alumni
 
Male
45%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 11%