Mid-Career Technical Writer Salary (United States)

A Mid-Career Technical Writer earns an average salary of $55,814 per year.
Mid-Career Technical Writer Total Pay (?
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$40,306 - $78,916
(Median)
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48K
56K
68K
79K
MEDIAN: $55,813
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Mid-Career Technical Writer Total Pay (?
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$16.61 - $44.84
(Median)
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27
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45
MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$40,306 - $78,916  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,191  
Profit Sharing
$690 - $12,416  
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).
)
$39,596 - $83,191  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,508
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$16.61 - $44.84  
   
Overtime
$22.73 - $52.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,191  
   
Profit Sharing
$690 - $12,416  
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).
)
$39,596 - $83,191  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,508
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Pay Difference By Location

San Jose
up arrow 33%
Seattle
up arrow 25%
Los Angeles
up arrow 21%
New York
up arrow 15%
up arrow 14%
up arrow 9%
Boston
up arrow 8%
Chicago
up arrow 7%
Austin
up arrow 5%
Atlanta
up arrow 4%
Dallas
up arrow 1%
National Average
$57,000
Minneapolis
up arrow 6%
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Skills That Affect Mid-Career Technical Writer Salaries

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 6%
HTML
up arrow 5%
XML
up arrow 5%
Editing
up arrow 4%
Technical Writing
up arrow 3%
RoboHelp
up arrow 2%
FrameMaker
up arrow 1%
National Average
$57,000
Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%
Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 4%
Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 4%
Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 5%
Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 5%
Adobe InDesign
up arrow 5%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

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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%
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