Technical Writer Salary in Seattle (United States)

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, HTML, and Microsoft Excel. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.
Technical Writer in Seattle, Washington Total Pay (?
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$43,944 - $93,830
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $63,193
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Technical Writer in Seattle, Washington Total Pay (?
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$14.95 - $43.69
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MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$43,944 - $93,830  
   
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).
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$40,830 - $96,733  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 124
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$14.95 - $43.69  
   
Overtime
$23.40 - $51.59  
National Annualized Data (?
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$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).
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$40,830 - $96,733  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 124
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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.

Experience Affects Technical Writer in Seattle, Washington Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%
Mid-Career
up arrow 11%
National Average
$64,000

Skills That Affect Technical Writer in Seattle, Washington Salaries

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 19%
HTML
up arrow 16%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 10%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%
FrameMaker
up arrow 1%
Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 1%
National Average
$64,000
Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%
Editing
up arrow 2%
Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 8%
Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 10%
XML
up arrow 12%

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
56%
female alumni
 
Male
44%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 20%
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