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Technical Writer Salary in Houston, Texas

The average Technical Writer in Houston, Texas earns approximately $52K annually. Women make up a slight majority of Technical Writers in Houston, Texas (59 percent) survey respondents. The majority of Houston Technical Writers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and close to one-fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by the greater part. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$34,638 - $77,106
(Median)
$35K
$52K
$77K
MEDIAN: $51,815
10%
50%
90%

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$14.09 - $48.94
(Median)
$14
$30
$49
MEDIAN: $30
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$34,638 - $77,106  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,000  
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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$34,025 - $88,114  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 96
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$14.09 - $48.94  
   
Overtime
$25.61 - $60.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,000  
   
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).
)
$34,025 - $88,114  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 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.


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $43K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $63K. Technical Writers in Houston, Texas bring in $72K after working for 10 to 20 years. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn any more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts.

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Experience Affects Technical Writer in Houston, Texas Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 25%


National Average
$58,000


Skills That Affect Technical Writer in Houston, Texas Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 34%

up arrow 7%

Microsoft Sharepoint Server
up arrow 7%



FrameMaker
up arrow 5%

HTML
up arrow 5%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 4%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 4%

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

RoboHelp
up arrow 2%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 1%

National Average
$58,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 10%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 26%