Mid-Career Technical Writer Salary (United States)

A Mid-Career Technical Writer earns an average salary of $56,159 per year.
Mid-Career Technical Writer Total Pay (?
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$40,482 - $79,249
(Median)
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56K
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79K
MEDIAN: $56,159
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Mid-Career Technical Writer Total Pay (?
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$16.48 - $44.50
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MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$40,482 - $79,249  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,179  
Profit Sharing
$550 - $9,500  
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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$39,614 - $83,192  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,587
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$16.48 - $44.50  
   
Overtime
$22.55 - $51.80  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,179  
   
Profit Sharing
$550 - $9,500  
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).
)
$39,614 - $83,192  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,587
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Pay Difference By Location
San Jose
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Seattle
up arrow 24%
Los Angeles
up arrow 16%
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New York
up arrow 14%
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Chicago
up arrow 5%
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Dallas
up arrow 4%
Austin
up arrow 3%
National Average
$57,000
Minneapolis
up arrow 6%
Orlando
up arrow 7%
Salt Lake City
up arrow 11%
San Antonio
up arrow 24%
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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%
Technical Writing
up arrow 3%
FrameMaker
up arrow 3%
Editing
up arrow 3%
RoboHelp
up arrow 1%
National Average
$57,000
Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%
Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 2%
Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 2%
Adobe InDesign
up arrow 3%
Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 4%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 5%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 377 votes.
Gender
Female
56%
female alumni
 
Male
44%
male alumni
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 18%
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