Technical Writer in Houston, Texas Salary

Median pay for Technical Writers in Houston is around $52K per year. A large number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Female Technical Writers in Houston, Texas make up most of the survey respondents at 73 percent. Though the majority of Houston Technical Writers do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$37,094 - $92,110
$37K
$52K
$92K
MEDIAN: $52,435
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$15.55 - $40.12
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MEDIAN: $28.12
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$0$92K
Salary $37,094 - $92,110
Bonus $5,000
Total Pay (?
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$36,300 - $89,921
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 33
Hourly Data $0$57
Hourly Rate $15.55 - $40.12
Overtime $50.00
Annual Data $0$89K
Bonus $5,000
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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$36,300 - $89,921
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 23

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About Houston, Texas

Harris County, Texas
2,298,628
Male:
1,149,686 (50.0%)
Female:
1,148,942 (50.0%)
Houston (/ˈhjuːstən/ HYOO-stən) is the most populous city in Texas and the fourth-most populous city in the United States, located in Southeast Texas near the Gulf of Mexico. With a census-estimated 2014 population of 2.239 million within a land area of 599.6 square miles (1,553 km2), it also is the largest city in the Southern United States, as well as the seat of Harris County. It is the principal city of Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land, which is the fifth-most populated metropolitan area in the United States. Houston was founded on August 28, 1836, near the banks of Buffalo Bayou (now known as Allen's Landing) and incorporated as a city on June 5, 1837. The city was named after former General Sam Houston, who was president of the Republic of Texas and had commanded and won at the Battle of San Jacinto 25 miles (40 km) east of where the city was established. The burgeoning port and railroad...
Houston:
$48,064
Texas:
$55,653
$923
Houston:
$152,200
Texas:
$152,000
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Pay by Experience Level for Technical Writer

Pay by Experience for a Technical Writer has a positive trend. An entry-level Technical Writer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 33 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Technical Writer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 17 salaries. An experienced Technical Writer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 12 salaries. A Technical Writer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 10 salaries.

Key Stats for Technical Writer

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Technical Writer Salaries

▲41%

Late-Career
▲36%

▲2%

National Average
$58,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Technical Writer Salaries

Microsoft Visio
▲34%

Adobe InDesign
▲33%

Project Management
▲22%



FrameMaker
▲11%


Adobe Photoshop
▲4%

Adobe Illustrator
▲4%

RoboHelp
▲2%

National Average
$58,000

▼2%


Windows Operating System General Use
▼11%


Technical Writing
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 17%
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