Technical Writer in Washington, District of Columbia Salary

A Technical Writer in Washington, District of Columbia earns an average salary of $62,499 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are FrameMaker and HTML. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$45,958 - $92,239
$46K
$62K
$92K
MEDIAN: $62,499
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$22.96 - $52.00
$30
MEDIAN: $30.00
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$45,958 - $92,239  
   
Bonus
$1,820  
Total Pay (?
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$45,006 - $95,368  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 52
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$30.00  
   
Overtime
$29.00  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$1,820  
   
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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$45,006 - $95,368  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9

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About Washington, District of Columbia

District of Columbia, District of Columbia
672,228
Male:
319,705 (47.6%)
Female:
352,523 (52.4%)
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as "Washington", "the District", or simply "D.C.", is the capital of the United States. The signing of the Residence Act on July 16, 1790, approved the creation of a capital district located along the Potomac River on the country's East Coast. The U.S. Constitution provided for a federal district under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Congress and the District is therefore not a part of any state. The states of Maryland and Virginia each donated land to form the federal district, which included the pre-existing settlements of Georgetown and Alexandria. Named in honor of President George Washington, the City of Washington was founded in 1791 to serve as the new national capital. In 1846, Congress returned the land originally ceded by Virginia; in 1871, it created a single municipal government for the remaining portion of the District. Washington had an estimated...
Washington:
$75,628
District of Columbia:
$75,628
$1,417
Washington:
$551,300
District of Columbia:
$551,300
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Pay by Experience Level for Technical Writer

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

Key Stats for Technical Writer

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Technical Writer Salaries

Late-Career
▲59%

▲19%

Experienced
▲19%

National Average
$63,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Technical Writer Salaries

FrameMaker
▲49%

HTML
▲22%

Microsoft Sharepoint Server
▲10%


Microsoft Word
▲8%

Project Management
▲8%

▲3%

National Average
$63,000

Adobe InDesign
▼11%

Microsoft Office
▼12%

Adobe Acrobat
▼12%

Microsoft Excel
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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