Technical Editor Salary

The average pay for a Technical Editor is $52,239 per year.

$37,722 - $84,593
$38K
$55K
$85K
MEDIAN: $54,680
10%
50%
90%

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$16.37 - $48.78
$16
$27
$49
MEDIAN: $26.60
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90%

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$0$92K
Salary $37,722 - $84,593
Bonus $100.90 - $5,106
Profit Sharing $5,000
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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$37,757 - $92,059
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 167
Hourly Data $0$57
Hourly Rate $16.37 - $48.78
Overtime $24.84 - $57.36
Annual Data $0$92K
Bonus $100.90 - $5,106
Profit Sharing $5,000
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).
)
$37,757 - $92,059
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 91

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

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

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

National Average: $56,831

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Key Stats for Technical Editor

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 37 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
16%

Experience Affects Technical Editor Salaries

▲29%

▲23%

National Average
$57,000

▼2%

▼21%

Skills That Affect Technical Editor Salaries


▲1%


National Average
$57,000



Adobe Acrobat
▼2%

▼6%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 15%