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Technical Writer Salary in Seattle

The average salary for a Technical Writer in Seattle, Washington is $63,193 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, Project Management, and XML. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$44,435 - $95,673
(Median)
$44K
$63K
$96K
MEDIAN: $63,193
10%
50%
90%

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$18.38 - $49.66
(Median)
$18
$33
$50
MEDIAN: $33.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,435 - $95,673  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,279  
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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$42,080 - $101,162  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 81
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$18.38 - $49.66  
   
Overtime
$29.48 - $53.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,279  
   
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).
)
$42,080 - $101,162  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 42

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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.

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Experience Affects Technical Writer in Seattle, Washington Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$67,000


Skills That Affect Technical Writer in Seattle, Washington Salaries

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 25%

Project Management
up arrow 25%

XML
up arrow 16%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 6%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 6%

HTML
up arrow 4%

Editing
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

National Average
$67,000

FrameMaker
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 9%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 9%

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 22%