The average salary for a Technical Writer in United Kingdom is £30,497.
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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. Employers of technical writers often require a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field. In addition, experience with a technical subjec…Read more
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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Popular Skills for Technical Writer
Skills in Writing Procedures & Documentation and Adobe Acrobat are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include HTML, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Office.
Pay by Experience Level for Technical Writer
An entry-level Technical Writer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of £22,105 based on 15 salaries. An early career Technical Writer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £27,207 based on 137 salaries. A mid-career Technical Writer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £36,631 based on 58 salaries. An experienced Technical Writer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £37,085 based on 60 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £37,492.
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Employees with Technical Writer in their job title in London, England: London earn an average of 27.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Derby, England: Derbyshire (8.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Manchester, England: Manchester (11.5% less), Cambridge, England: Cambridgeshire (8.1% less) and Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England: Tyne and Wear (7.8% less).
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