Technical Writers in Houston, Texas can expect wages of $55K annually on average. Women Houston Technical Writers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$37,324 - $79,348
(Median)
$37K
$55K
$79K
MEDIAN: $54,666
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$17.62 - $40.86
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$18
$27
$41
MEDIAN: $26.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$37,324 - $79,348  
   
Bonus
$5,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,780  
Total Pay (?
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$38,916 - $82,908  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 52
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$17.62 - $40.86  
   
Overtime
$36.00  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$5,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,780  
Total Pay (?
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$38,916 - $82,908  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 16

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About Houston, Texas

Harris County, Texas
2,298,628
Male:
1,149,686 (50.0%)
Female:
1,148,942 (50.0%)
Houston (/ˈhjuːstən/ HYOO-stən) is the most populous city in Texas and the fourth-most populous city in the United States, located in Southeast Texas near the Gulf of Mexico. With a census-estimated 2014 population of 2.239 million within a land area of 599.6 square miles (1,553 km2), it also is the largest city in the Southern United States, as well as the seat of Harris County. It is the principal city of Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land, which is the fifth-most populated metropolitan area in the United States. Houston was founded on August 28, 1836, near the banks of Buffalo Bayou (now known as Allen's Landing) and incorporated as a city on June 5, 1837. The city was named after former General Sam Houston, who was president of the Republic of Texas and had commanded and won at the Battle of San Jacinto 25 miles (40 km) east of where the city was established. The burgeoning port and railroad...
Houston:
$48,064
Texas:
$55,653
$923
Houston:
$152,200
Texas:
$152,000
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Pay by Experience Level for Technical Writer

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


The average inexperienced worker earns $50K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $61K. Technical Writers in Houston, Texas see a median salary of $78K after reaching one to two decades on the job. For some reason, Houston Technical Writers with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $76K.

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Experience Affects Technical Writer Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 37%


National Average
$55,000


Skills That Affect Technical Writer Salaries

Microsoft Visio
up arrow 35%

Project Management
up arrow 22%


FrameMaker
up arrow 15%


Adobe InDesign
up arrow 13%

HTML
up arrow 12%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 8%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 8%

RoboHelp
up arrow 7%


National Average
$55,000

Editing
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 9%


Technical Writing
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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