The average salary for a Technical Writer in Seattle, Washington is $71,372 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Windows Operating System General Use, Project Management, and Microsoft Excel. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$51,712 - $103,423
(Median)
$52K
$71K
$100K
MEDIAN: $71,371
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90%

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$18.00 - $71.22
(Median)
$18
$42
$71
MEDIAN: $41.00
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90%

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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,712 - $103,423  
   
Bonus
$811 - $14,795  
Profit Sharing
$4,461  
Total Pay (?
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$51,521 - $117,930  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 52
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$18.00 - $71.22  
   
Overtime
$50.00  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$811 - $14,795  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,461  
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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$51,521 - $117,930  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 19
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Experience Affects Technical Writer Salaries



Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$79,000


Skills That Affect Technical Writer Salaries

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 19%

Project Management
up arrow 18%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 10%


Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

National Average
$79,000

XML
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Sharepoint Server
up arrow 1%

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 4%

Adobe FrameMaker
up arrow 6%


HTML
up arrow 11%

up arrow 12%

Adobe RoboHelp
up arrow 13%

FrameMaker
up arrow 17%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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