Technical Writer Salary in Seattle, Washington (United States)

The average salary for a Technical Writer in Seattle, Washington is $63,271 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are HTML, Writing Procedures & Documentation, and Microsoft Excel. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Technical Writer in Seattle, Washington Total Pay (?
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$43,338 - $91,615
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MEDIAN: $63,270
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Technical Writer in Seattle, Washington Total Pay (?
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$14.76 - $43.83
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National Salary Data

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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$43,338 - $91,615  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,119  
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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$38,110 - $94,823  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 117
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$14.76 - $43.83  
   
Overtime
$23.40 - $51.59  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,119  
   
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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$38,110 - $94,823  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 117
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Experience Affects Technical Writer in Seattle, Washington Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%
National Average
$64,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Technical Writer in Seattle, Washington Salaries

HTML
up arrow 17%
Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 15%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 12%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%
FrameMaker
up arrow 2%
XML
up arrow 2%
Editing
0%
National Average
$64,000
Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%
Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 10%
Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 12%
Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 13%
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Gender
Female
53%
female alumni
 
Male
47%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
8%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 20%
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