Mid-Career Technical Writer Salary

Mid-Career Technical Writers can expect wages of $63K annually on average. Total incomes of Mid-Career Technical Writers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $10K from bonuses and close to $16K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $46K and $91K. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Job satisfaction for Mid-Career Technical Writers is high. Female Mid-Career Technical Writers survey participants are more prevalent than men — 63 percent of professionals. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$47,695 - $85,896
$48K
$63K
$86K
MEDIAN: $62,930
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90%

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$19.31 - $47.74
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$29
$48
MEDIAN: $29.22
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$0$90K
Salary $47,695 - $85,896
Bonus $888 - $9,869
Profit Sharing $495.51 - $16,487
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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$46,203 - $90,930
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 620
Hourly Data $0$58
Hourly Rate $19.31 - $47.74
Overtime $26.60 - $58.73
Annual Data $0$90K
Bonus $888 - $9,869
Profit Sharing $495.51 - $16,487
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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$46,203 - $90,930
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 231

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $63,381

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For those looking to make money, Mid-Career Technical Writers in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 57 percent above the national average. Mid-Career Technical Writers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+30 percent), Washington (+23 percent), Dallas (+13 percent), and New York (+5 percent). Mid-Career Technical Writers in Cleveland report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 22 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Cincinnati and Huntsville are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 18 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively.

Key Stats for Technical Writer

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 100 votes.
5-9 years
74%
10-19 years
26%
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Skills That Affect Technical Writer Salaries

XML
▲4%

HTML
▲3%

Project Management
▲2%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
▼0%

National Average
$63,000

Microsoft Visio
▼1%

▼3%

Adobe FrameMaker
▼3%

Microsoft Sharepoint Server
▼3%

Adobe Photoshop
▼4%



RoboHelp
▼5%


Microsoft Excel
▼8%

FrameMaker
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 100 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 18%
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