Technical Writer in Seattle Salary

A Technical Writer in Seattle, Washington earns an average salary of $64,629 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Project Management, Writing Procedures & Documentation, Windows Operating System General Use, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Sharepoint Server.

$48,241 - $100,673
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$48K
$65K
$100K
MEDIAN: $64,628
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$18.46 - $59.18
(Median)
$18
$38
$59
MEDIAN: $38.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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Salary
$48,241 - $100,673  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,278  
Total Pay (?
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$47,990 - $106,561  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 86
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$18.46 - $59.18  
   
Overtime
$38.24  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,278  
   
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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$47,990 - $106,561  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 41
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Experience Affects Technical Writer Salaries



Mid-Career
up arrow 16%

National Average
$71,000


Skills That Affect Technical Writer Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 24%


Microsoft Excel
up arrow 13%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 13%

Microsoft Sharepoint Server
up arrow 11%

XML
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

HTML
up arrow 3%

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 2%

National Average
$71,000

Editing
up arrow 2%


FrameMaker
up arrow 8%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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