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

A Technical Writer in Washington, District of Columbia earns an average salary of $60,781 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Microsoft Sharepoint Server, Adobe Photoshop, Windows Operating System General Use, and Adobe Acrobat. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Technical Writer in Washington, District of Columbia Total Pay (?
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$44,030 - $88,058
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MEDIAN: $60,780
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Technical Writer in Washington, District of Columbia Total Pay (?
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$14.98 - $70.47
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MEDIAN: $39.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$44,030 - $88,058  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,072  
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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$43,485 - $95,388  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 146
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$24$48$72
Hourly Rate
$14.98 - $70.47  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,072  
   
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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$43,485 - $95,388  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 146
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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.

Experience Affects Technical Writer in Washington, District of Columbia Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%
Experienced
up arrow 32%
National Average
$63,000

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

Microsoft Sharepoint Server
up arrow 22%
Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 12%
Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 11%
Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 11%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 8%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%
Editing
up arrow 3%
Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 3%
Technical Writing
up arrow 2%
Adobe InDesign
0%
National Average
$63,000
HTML
up arrow 5%
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 36 votes.
Gender
Female
52%
female alumni
 
Male
48%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
6%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 15%
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