Technical Writer in Houston, Texas Salary

The average Technical Writer in Houston can expect to rake in roughly $57K per year. Slightly more than a fifth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and a majority claim dental coverage as well. The majority of Technical Writers in Houston, Texas claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up a slight majority of Technical Writers in Houston (54 percent) survey respondents. This overview is based on answers to 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.


The average beginner in this position makes around $49K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $65K. Technical Writers in Houston bring in $76K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $72K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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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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