Technical Writer Salary in Portland, Oregon (United States)

A Technical Writer in Portland, Oregon earns an average salary of $61,113 per year. A skill in Windows Operating System General Use is associated with high pay for this job.
Technical Writer in Portland, Oregon Total Pay (?
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$40,020 - $74,440
(Median)
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61K
74K
MEDIAN: $61,112
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Technical Writer in Portland, Oregon Total Pay (?
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$15.03 - $48.67
(Median)
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24
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$40,020 - $74,440  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,949  
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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$37,288 - $86,186  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 53
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.03 - $48.67  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,949  
   
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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$37,288 - $86,186  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 53
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Experience Affects Technical Writer in Portland, Oregon Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%
Experienced
up arrow 18%
National Average
$60,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 27%

Skills That Affect Technical Writer in Portland, Oregon Salaries

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 12%
FrameMaker
up arrow 10%
Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 9%
XML
up arrow 9%
RoboHelp
up arrow 6%
HTML
up arrow 5%
Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 3%
National Average
$60,000
Editing
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 7%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 10%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 13%
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Gender
Female
38%
female alumni
 
Male
63%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
15%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 16%
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