Technical Writer Salary in Seattle

The average salary for a Technical Writer in Seattle, Washington is $61,938 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 Project Management, Writing Procedures & Documentation, 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.

$44,557 - $96,064

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$18.00 - $50.00

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Salary
$44,557 - $96,064  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,213  
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$42,654 - $102,022  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 82
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Hourly Rate
$18.00 - $50.00  
   
Overtime
$29.48 - $53.41  
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Bonus
$0.00 - $10,213  
   
Total Pay (?
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$42,654 - $102,022  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 44
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Experience Affects Technical Writer in Seattle, Washington Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$67,000


Skills That Affect Technical Writer in Seattle, Washington Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 30%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 21%

XML
up arrow 15%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

HTML
up arrow 1%

Editing
0%

National Average
$67,000

FrameMaker
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 10%

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 10%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 23%
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