A Technical Writer in Portland, Oregon earns an average salary of $58,971 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are HTML and FrameMaker. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$41,217 - $84,783
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$41K
$59K
$85K
MEDIAN: $58,970
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$18.05 - $38.52
(Median)
$18
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$39
MEDIAN: $25.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$41,217 - $84,783  
   
Bonus
$1,950  
Total Pay (?
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$40,235 - $82,684  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 23
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$18.05 - $38.52  
   
Overtime
$34.50  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$1,950  
   
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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$40,235 - $82,684  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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About Portland, Oregon

Multnomah County, Oregon
615,871
Male:
313,516 (49.6%)
Female:
318,671 (50.4%)
Portland (/ˈpɔːrtlənd/) is the largest city in the U.S. state of Oregon and the seat of Multnomah County. It is located in the Willamette Valley region of the Pacific Northwest, at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia Rivers. The city covers 145 square miles (380 square kilometers) and had an estimated population of 632,309 in 2015, making it the 26th most populous city in the United States. Approximately 2,389,228 people live in the Portland metropolitan statistical area (MSA), the 23rd most populous MSA in the United States. Its Combined Statistical Area (CSA) ranks 17th with a population of 3,022,178. Roughly 60% of Oregon's population resides within the Portland metropolitan area. Named after the city on the coast of Maine, the Oregon settlement began to be populated in the 1830s near the end of the Oregon Trail. Its water access provided convenient transportation of goods, and the timber industry was a...
Portland:
$60,892
Oregon:
$54,148
$1,047
Portland:
$348,300
Oregon:
$264,100
4.5%

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Experience Affects Technical Writer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$58,000


Skills That Affect Technical Writer Salaries

HTML
up arrow 12%

FrameMaker
up arrow 11%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 9%

Adobe FrameMaker
up arrow 8%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 5%

Editing
up arrow 4%

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 4%

National Average
$58,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 7%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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