A Technical Writer in Washington, District of Columbia earns an average salary of $61,614 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are FrameMaker, HTML, Microsoft Sharepoint Server, and Project Management. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$41,735 - $91,339  
   
Bonus
$1,843  
Total Pay (?
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$42,120 - $97,110  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 56
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$30.00  
   
Overtime
$29.00  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Bonus
$1,843  
   
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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$42,120 - $97,110  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 9
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Experience Affects Technical Writer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 61%

Experienced
up arrow 21%


National Average
$62,000


Skills That Affect Technical Writer Salaries

FrameMaker
up arrow 51%

HTML
up arrow 24%

Microsoft Sharepoint Server
up arrow 11%

Project Management
up arrow 11%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 10%


Editing
up arrow 1%

National Average
$62,000

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 11%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 13%

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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