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.

AU$46,902 - AU$107,827
AU$47K
AU$75K
AU$110K
MEDIAN: AU$75,312
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50%
90%
AU$21.20 - AU$76.98
AU$21
AU$39
AU$77
MEDIAN: AU$39.04
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50%
90%
AU$0AU$120K
Salary AU$46,902 - AU$107,827
Bonus AU$9,262
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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AU$45,918 - AU$120,158
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 21 Apr 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 51
Hourly Data AU$0AU$76
Hourly Rate AU$21.20 - AU$76.98
Overtime AU$20.00
Annual Data AU$0AU$120K
Bonus AU$9,262
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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AU$45,918 - AU$120,158
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 21 Apr 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 15

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.

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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.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$77,171

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Key Stats for Technical Writer

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
12%

Experience Affects Technical Writer Salaries

▲18%

▲10%

▼0%

National Average
AU$77,000

▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 8%
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision: 5%
no benefits
None: 88%