A Technical Writer with Microsoft Word skills earns an average salary of AU$76,819 per year.

AU$56,171 - AU$110,738
AU$56K
AU$77K
AU$110K
MEDIAN: AU$77,014
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50%
90%
AU$24.09 - AU$85.92
AU$24
AU$44
AU$86
MEDIAN: AU$44.44
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$139K
Salary AU$56,171 - AU$110,738
Bonus AU$7,180
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$52,828 - AU$139,374
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 14 Jul 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 62
Hourly Data AU$0AU$85
Hourly Rate AU$24.09 - AU$85.92
Annual Data AU$0AU$139K
Bonus AU$7,180
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$52,828 - AU$139,374
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 14 Jul 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 25

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$65,000 based on 15 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$82,000 based on 14 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$88,000 based on 26 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$95,000 based on 11 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$81,062

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

Key Stats for Technical Writer

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
22%

Experience Affects Technical Writer Salaries

▲17%

▲8%

▲1%

National Average
AU$81,000

▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 5%
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision: 3%
no benefits
None: 92%