Technical Writer in Portland, Oregon Salary

A Technical Writer in Portland, Oregon earns an average salary of $59,520 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Adobe Acrobat, HTML, FrameMaker, and Adobe Photoshop. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$40,634 - $72,904
(Median)
$41K
$60K
$73K
MEDIAN: $59,519
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$15.46 - $47.96
(Median)
$15
$26
$48
MEDIAN: $25.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$40,634 - $72,904  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,966  
Profit Sharing
$2,750  
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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$39,906 - $74,324  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 44
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.46 - $47.96  
   
Overtime
$41.88  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,966  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,750  
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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$39,906 - $74,324  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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Experience Affects Technical Writer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$57,000


Skills That Affect Technical Writer Salaries

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 16%

HTML
up arrow 14%

FrameMaker
up arrow 13%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 11%

Editing
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 6%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

National Average
$57,000

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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