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Mid-Career Technical Writer Salary (United States)

A Mid-Career Technical Writer earns an average salary of $55,739 per year.
Mid-Career Technical Writer Salary (?
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$40,381 - $78,710
(Median)
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48K
56K
68K
79K
MEDIAN: $55,738
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Mid-Career Technical Writer Salary (?
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$16.78 - $45.17
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$40,381 - $78,710  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,496  
Profit Sharing
$688 - $12,500  
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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$39,747 - $83,157  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,120
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$16.78 - $45.17  
   
Overtime
$22.35 - $51.39  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,496  
   
Profit Sharing
$688 - $12,500  
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).
)
$39,747 - $83,157  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 375
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Pay Difference By Location

San Francisco
up arrow 44%
San Jose
up arrow 31%
Seattle
up arrow 29%
Los Angeles
up arrow 21%
New York
up arrow 15%
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Boston
up arrow 8%
Chicago
up arrow 7%
Orlando
up arrow 6%
Atlanta
up arrow 4%
Dallas
up arrow 1%
Austin
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National Average
$57,000
Minneapolis
up arrow 7%
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Skills That Affect Mid-Career Technical Writer Salaries

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 7%
XML
up arrow 6%
HTML
up arrow 5%
up arrow 5%
Technical Writing
up arrow 2%
RoboHelp
up arrow 2%
FrameMaker
0%
National Average
$57,000
Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%
Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 4%
Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 5%
Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 5%
Adobe InDesign
up arrow 5%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 6%
Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 341 votes.

Gender

Female
56%
female alumni
 
Male
44%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 17%