A Technical Writer with Microsoft Excel skills earns an average salary of AU$75,641 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.
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Job Description for Technical Writer
Most of the time, technical writers work in offices full-time as salaried employees. They usually write instruction manuals and other documents in a way that will communicate complex, technical information in nontechnical language. They also develop, gather, and communicate technical information among customers, designers, production workers, and manufacturers.Read More...
Employers of technical writers often require a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field. In addition, experience with a technical subject, such as engineering and computer science, is required. These writers must be able to work in a team environment. They must have excellent oral and written communication skills. Since technical writers write, modify, edit, and publish technical articles in a language that can be understood by ordinary people, they must first be able to understand the technical aspects of what they write. They must demonstrate exceptional ability to observe technical processes and relay the information in a concise and effective way. They must be proficient in Microsoft Office. They must also be willing to learn their organization’s specific software.
Technical writers must be able to work under pressure to meet deadlines. They have to be highly motivated and well-organized. They must be good at multitasking and time management. They must continue learning various technological aspects that are relevant to their company. Technical writers are required to do a lot of reading related to technical processes and technological terms that are being used at their organization. They may be required to train or coach more junior technical writers. Depending on the type of organization they are working for, technical writers may need security clearance and must meet eligibility requirements to access classified information. (Copyright 2018 PayScale.com)
Technical Writer Tasks
- Write technical materials, such as equipment manuals, appendices, or operating and maintenance instructions.
- Assist in layout work.
- Gather and research information for use in technical documentation.
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Pay by Experience Level for Technical Writer
Pay by Experience for a Technical Writer has a positive trend. An entry-level Technical Writer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$61,000 based on 16 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Technical Writer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$77,000 based on 11 salaries. An experienced Technical Writer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$91,000 based on 17 salaries. A Technical Writer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$85,000 based on 6 salaries.
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