Technical Writer Salary in Washington, District of Columbia

A Technical Writer in Washington, District of Columbia earns an average salary of $60,431 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are FrameMaker, HTML, Microsoft Sharepoint Server, Project Management, and Microsoft Word. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$44,178 - $85,715

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$21.33 - $71.47

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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$44,178 - $85,715  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,553  
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$44,509 - $99,228  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 104
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$0$24$48$72
Hourly Rate
$21.33 - $71.47  
   
Local Annualized Data (?
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Bonus
$0.00 - $2,553  
   
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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$44,509 - $99,228  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 26
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Experience Affects Technical Writer in Washington, District of Columbia Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 40%

Experienced
up arrow 35%


National Average
$63,000


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

FrameMaker
up arrow 50%

HTML
up arrow 23%

Microsoft Sharepoint Server
up arrow 14%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 10%

Project Management
up arrow 10%

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 9%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 5%

National Average
$63,000

Editing
up arrow 4%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 6%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 11%

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
47%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 12%
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