Technical Writer in Washington, District of Columbia Salary

A Technical Writer in Washington, District of Columbia earns an average salary of $60,251 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.

$43,833 - $84,332
(Median)
$44K
$60K
$84K
MEDIAN: $60,250
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$21.33 - $71.95
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$21
$44
$72
MEDIAN: $43.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$43,833 - $84,332  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,511  
Total Pay (?
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$44,159 - $98,634  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 106
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$24$48$72
Hourly Rate
$21.33 - $71.95  
   
Overtime
$32.43  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,511  
   
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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$44,159 - $98,634  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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Experience Affects Technical Writer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 40%

Experienced
up arrow 36%


National Average
$63,000


Skills That Affect Technical Writer Salaries

FrameMaker
up arrow 49%

HTML
up arrow 23%

Microsoft Sharepoint Server
up arrow 12%

Project Management
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Editing
0%

National Average
$63,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 4%

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 4%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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