Average Senior Technical Writer Salary at Microsoft Corp

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The average salary for a Senior Technical Writer at Microsoft Corp is $122,768.
MEDIAN $122,768
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$98k - $130k
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$84k - $147k

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Job Description for Senior Technical Writer

Senior Technical Writer Tasks
  • Organize, review, and write materials for clarity and message.
  • Standardize documentation for layout, style, and language, and create templates and scripts to automate as possible.
  • Work with project teams to create documentation for diverse groups.
  • Track revisions and edits, and maintain files.
  • Review and improve formatting and visual components, and select drawings and specifications.
The top respondents for the job title Senior Technical Writer are from the companies International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., General Electric Co (GE) and Amazon.com Inc. Reported salaries are highest at General Electric Co (GE) where the average pay is $127,286. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Amazon.com Inc and Salesforce.com, Inc., earning around $120,000 and $108,198, respectively. Northrop Grumman Corporation pays the lowest at around $74,950. International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. and Intel Corporation also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $88,367 and $95,000, respectively.

Career Paths

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Senior Technical Writer
Technical Publications Manager
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