Technical Writer Salary in Seattle (United States)

The average salary for a Technical Writer in Seattle, Washington is $63,755 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 Writing Procedures & Documentation and HTML. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.
Technical Writer in Seattle, Washington Salary (?
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$44,112 - $95,061
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $63,755
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Technical Writer in Seattle, Washington Salary (?
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$14.95 - $45.15
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MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$44,112 - $95,061  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,256  
Total Pay (?
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$40,936 - $98,512  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 83
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$14.95 - $45.15  
   
Overtime
$23.40 - $51.59  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,256  
   
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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$40,936 - $98,512  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 43
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Pay by Experience Level for Technical Writer in Seattle, Washington

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience Affects Technical Writer in Seattle, Washington Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%
Mid-Career
up arrow 12%
National Average
$65,000

Skills That Affect Technical Writer in Seattle, Washington Salaries

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 25%
HTML
up arrow 14%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 9%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%
Editing
up arrow 3%
Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 3%
FrameMaker
0%
National Average
$65,000
Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%
Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 9%
Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 9%
XML
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
57%
female alumni
 
Male
43%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 19%
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