Technical Writer in Houston, Texas Salary

Earnings for Technical Writers in Houston, Texas come in at around $57K per year on average. Most Houston Technical Writers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just over one in five are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by a majority. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 54 percent. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,360 - $79,887
(Median)
$39K
$57K
$80K
MEDIAN: $56,804
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$18.10 - $50.00
(Median)
$18
$33
$50
MEDIAN: $32.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$39,360 - $79,887  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,635  
Profit Sharing
$1,875  
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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$39,261 - $90,769  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 94
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$18.10 - $50.00  
   
Overtime
$27.98 - $61.21  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,635  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,875  
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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$39,261 - $90,769  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 44
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Pay by Experience Level for Technical Writer

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


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $49K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $65K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Technical Writers in Houston make a median salary of $76K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $72K.

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Experience Affects Technical Writer Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 18%


National Average
$61,000


Skills That Affect Technical Writer Salaries

Microsoft Visio
up arrow 17%

Project Management
up arrow 10%


Microsoft Excel
up arrow 6%


FrameMaker
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 2%

HTML
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Sharepoint Server
up arrow 1%

Editing
0%

National Average
$61,000

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 2%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 3%

RoboHelp
up arrow 4%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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