$55,562
Avg. Salary
$25.31
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,800

Bonus

$3,000

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Technical Editor is $25.31 per hour.

The average pay for a Technical Editor is $55,562 per year.

$17.17
10%
$25.31
50%
$44.56
90%
MEDIAN $25.31
$38k
10%
$56k
50%
$87k
90%
MEDIAN $55,562
$38,322 - $87,088
$38K
$56K
$87K
MEDIAN: $55,562
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90%

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$17.17 - $44.56
$17
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$0$90K
Salary $38,322 - $87,088
Bonus $242 - $7,424
Profit Sharing $3,000
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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$38,283 - $90,634
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 302
Hourly Data $0$55
Hourly Rate $17.17 - $44.56
Overtime $24.83 - $55.59
Annual Data $0$90K
Bonus $242 - $7,424
Profit Sharing $3,000
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).
)
$38,283 - $90,634
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 164

Job Description for Technical Editor

The technical editor helps ensure their organization's technical writing is accurate and understandable. Specific tasks performed by technical editors vary by company, but commonly these professionals use various text editing and annotation programs - as well as creative tools and suites - to edit technical documents; they also fact-check and collaborate with technical professionals on the technical documents being produced. Physical requirements for the work are generally limited to long hours of work on computers, both typing and reading content. Technical editors usually work full time in an office environment during regular business hours, although overtime or longer shifts may be required for time-sensitive projects.

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Technical Editor Tasks

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

Common Career Paths for Technical Editor


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Technical Editor Job Listings

Popular Skills for Technical Editor

Pay by Experience Level for Technical Editor

Pay by Experience for a Technical Editor has a positive trend. An entry-level Technical Editor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 118 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Technical Editor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 61 salaries. An experienced Technical Editor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 68 salaries. A Technical Editor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 33 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

15%

12%

-25%

National Average: $55,020

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

Technical Editor Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Technical Editor?

Technical Editor in Champaign, Illinois:
"Low-stress city with short commutes."
Pros: Easy to get from place to place, urban feel without urban stress
Cons: Smaller market means less compensation

Technical Editor in Seattle:
"Learn Jargon."
Ask lots of questions and gain as much practical experience as possible to be familiar with the issues of the audience and understand how the subject matter experts think and communicate.

Technical Editor in Albuquerque:
"Technical Writing/Editing Skills."
In addition to good writing and editing skills, a technical editor must have excellent project management skills and the ability to clearly communicate schedules and deadlines. The technical editor is usually the person at the end of the line in the document cycle, which can result in very little time for review. For large documents, it is useful to become involved during the draft stage to be able to identify sections that will require the most work and resources that may be needed (e.g., graphics specialist or document production staff).

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Key Stats for Technical Editor

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 64 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
16%

Experience Affects Technical Editor Salaries

▲34%

▲27%

▲1%

National Average
$55,000

▼18%

Skills That Affect Technical Editor Salaries


▲5%



Adobe Acrobat
▲2%


National Average
$55,000

▼3%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 64 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 14%