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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 $61,975 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are HTML and Microsoft Sharepoint Server. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$44,240 - $86,759
(Median)
$44K
$62K
$87K
MEDIAN: $61,974
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$21.33 - $57.01
(Median)
$21
$41
$57
MEDIAN: $40
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$44,240 - $86,759  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,750  
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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$44,639 - $97,537  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 98
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$21.33 - $57.01  
   
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,750  
   
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).
)
$44,639 - $97,537  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 25

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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.

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Experience Affects Technical Writer in Washington, District of Columbia Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 31%

Late-Career
up arrow 30%


National Average
$65,000


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

HTML
up arrow 19%

Microsoft Sharepoint Server
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 7%

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 7%

Project Management
up arrow 6%

National Average
$65,000

Editing
up arrow 3%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 3%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 13%