Technical Writer Salary in Houston, Texas

Technical Writers in Houston, Texas can expect to earn an average of $53K annually. Women make up a slight majority of Houston Technical Writers (55 percent) survey respondents. Most Technical Writers in Houston report high levels of job satisfaction. While about a fourth report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and a majority have dental, as well. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$35,900 - $76,550
(Median)
$36K
$53K
$77K
MEDIAN: $53,388
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$14.09 - $48.94
(Median)
$14
$31
$49
MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$35,900 - $76,550  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,164  
Profit Sharing
$1,525 - $11,250  
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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$35,021 - $87,467  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 101
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$14.09 - $48.94  
   
Overtime
$25.42 - $60.91  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,164  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,525 - $11,250  
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).
)
$35,021 - $87,467  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 50
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Pay by Experience Level for Technical Writer in Houston, Texas

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $45K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $64K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $72K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make about the same as folks in the 10-to-20 year range.

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Experience Affects Technical Writer in Houston, Texas Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 23%


National Average
$58,000


Skills That Affect Technical Writer in Houston, Texas Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 12%



up arrow 6%

HTML
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Sharepoint Server
up arrow 5%

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 4%

FrameMaker
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 3%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

RoboHelp
up arrow 1%

Adobe InDesign
0%

National Average
$58,000

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 25%
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