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Technical Writer Salary in Houston, Texas (United States)

Earnings for Technical Writers in Houston, Texas come in at around $52K per year on average. Just under a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and the greater part claim dental coverage as well. Houston Technical Writers survey participants are largely women, dominating at 63 percent. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Technical Writers in Houston. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
Technical Writer in Houston, Texas Salary (?
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$35,364 - $76,006
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $51,718
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Technical Writer in Houston, Texas Salary (?
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$15.65 - $49.66
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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$35,364 - $76,006  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,000  
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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$34,942 - $88,026  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 101
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$15.65 - $49.66  
   
Overtime
$25.61 - $60.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,000  
   
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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$34,942 - $88,026  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 56
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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 $62K. Technical Writers in Houston, Texas claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $73K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $72K.
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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 18%
up arrow 6%
Microsoft Sharepoint Server
up arrow 6%
HTML
up arrow 5%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%
FrameMaker
up arrow 4%
Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 3%
Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 3%
Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 2%
RoboHelp
up arrow 2%
National Average
$58,000
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%
Adobe InDesign
up arrow 6%
Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
63%
female alumni
 
Male
37%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 28%