What am I worth?
Get a free salary report »
What should I pay?
Pay the right way »
Browse Categories

Technical Writer Salary in Seattle

The average salary for a Technical Writer in Seattle, Washington is $62,397 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.
$43,856 - $93,380
(Median)
44K
62K
84K
93K
MEDIAN: $62,397
10%
50%
75%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$14.90 - $48.29
(Median)
15
20
26
39
48
MEDIAN: $26.00
10%
25%
50%
75%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data

 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$43,856 - $93,380  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,304  
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).
)
$40,720 - $99,018  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 80
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$14.90 - $48.29  
   
Overtime
$23.40 - $51.59  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,304  
   
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).
)
$40,720 - $99,018  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 42
United States (change)

Technical Writer Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

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 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

National Average
$64,000


Skills That Affect Technical Writer in Seattle, Washington Salaries

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 28%

HTML
up arrow 13%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 7%

Editing
up arrow 6%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 6%

FrameMaker
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
0%

National Average
$64,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 5%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 7%

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 10%

XML
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 20%