The average pay for a Technical Writer in Boston, Massachusetts is $69,411 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Writing Procedures & Documentation, HTML, and RoboHelp.

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MEDIAN: $69,410
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Salary
$43,243 - $113,427  
   
Bonus
$7,000  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
Total Pay (?
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$35,874 - $120,644  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 35
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Hourly Rate
$15.02 - $59.60  
   
Overtime
$30.49  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$7,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
Total Pay (?
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$35,874 - $120,644  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 10

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About Boston, Massachusetts

Suffolk County, Massachusetts
669,469
Male:
322,149 (48.1%)
Female:
347,320 (51.9%)
Boston (pronounced /ˈbɒstən/ BOSS-tən) is the capital and most populous city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States. Boston is also the seat of Suffolk County, although the county government was disbanded on July 1, 1999. The city proper covers 48 square miles (124 km2) with an estimated population of 667,137 in 2015, making it the largest city in New England and the 23rd most populous city in the United States. The city is the economic and cultural anchor of a substantially larger metropolitan area called Greater Boston, home to 4.7 million people and the tenth-largest metropolitan statistical area in the country. Greater Boston as a commuting region is home to 8.1 million people, making it the sixth-largest combined statistical area in the United States. One of the oldest cities in the United States, Boston was founded on the Shawmut Peninsula in 1630 by Puritan settlers from England. It was the scene...
Boston:
$58,263
Massachusetts:
$70,628
$1,423
Boston:
$453,000
Massachusetts:
$352,100
4.6%

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Pay by Experience Level for Technical Writer

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

Key Stats for Technical Writer

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Technical Writer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 45%

Experienced
up arrow 28%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$71,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 29%

Skills That Affect Technical Writer Salaries

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 21%

HTML
up arrow 16%

RoboHelp
up arrow 11%

Adobe FrameMaker
up arrow 9%

FrameMaker
up arrow 6%

National Average
$71,000

Editing
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 16%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 41%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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