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Technical Writer Salary in Houston, Texas

An average Houston Technical Writer can expect to take home roughly $53K per year. For the most part, Technical Writers in Houston enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. One in four of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and more than half claim dental coverage as well. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 55 percent. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$35,182 - $76,441
(Median)
$35K
$53K
$76K
MEDIAN: $53,087
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90%

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$14.19 - $48.72
(Median)
$14
$30
$49
MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$35,182 - $76,441  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,080  
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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$34,449 - $87,231  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 102
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$14.19 - $48.72  
   
Overtime
$25.61 - $60.77  
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 - $12,080  
   
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).
)
$34,449 - $87,231  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 51

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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.


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $45K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $64K. Technical Writers in Houston, Texas bring in $72K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income no higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

 
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Experience Affects Technical Writer in Houston, Texas Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 24%


National Average
$58,000


Skills That Affect Technical Writer in Houston, Texas Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 13%

up arrow 7%


HTML
up arrow 7%


Microsoft Sharepoint Server
up arrow 6%

FrameMaker
up arrow 5%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 3%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 3%

RoboHelp
up arrow 2%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 1%

National Average
$58,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 7%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 26%
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