Average Technical Editor Salary

$57,360
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,965
Bonus
$2,300
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Technical Editor is $57,360.
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$39k
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$89k
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MEDIAN $57,360
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United States (change)
Salary
$39k - $89k
Bonus
$393 - $7k
Profit Sharing
$305 - $10k
Total Pay
$38k - $91k

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Job Description for Technical Editor

Technical Editor Tasks
  • Proofread, revise, rewrite, and edit technical information including research reports, scientific and technical publications, and user manuals, etc.
  • Propose titles of written works.

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Popular Skills for Technical Editor

Skills in Editing, Technical Writing, Microsoft Word and Desktop Publishing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Technical Editor

An entry-level Technical Editor with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $43,886 based on 75 salaries. An early career Technical Editor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $48,786 based on 167 salaries. A mid-career Technical Editor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $57,519 based on 121 salaries. An experienced Technical Editor with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $71,496 based on 126 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $70,696.
Employees with Technical Editor in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 35.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Cincinnati, Ohio (24.9% more) and Seattle, Washington (18.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (30.2% less) and Portland, Oregon (29.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 555 survey responses.
Entry Level
13.5%
Early Career
30.1%
Mid Career
21.8%
Experienced
22.7%
Late Career
11.9%