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The average pay for a Technical Editor in Seattle, Washington is $39.00 per hour.

The average pay for a Technical Editor in Seattle, Washington is $99,000 per year.

MEDIAN $39.00
MEDIAN $99,000

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.

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.

About Seattle, Washington

King County, Washington
345,659 (50.5%)
338,784 (49.5%)
Seattle (/siˈætəl/) is a seaport city on the west coast of the United States and the seat of King County, Washington. With an estimated 684,451 residents as of 2015, Seattle is the largest city in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region of North America. As of 2015, it is estimated to be the 18th largest city in the United States. In July 2013, it was the fastest-growing major city in the United States and remained in the Top 5 in May 2015 with an annual growth rate of 2.1%. The Seattle metropolitan area is the 15th largest metropolitan area in the United States with over 3.7 million inhabitants. The city is situated on an isthmus between Puget Sound (an inlet of the Pacific Ocean) and Lake Washington, about 100 miles (160 km) south of the Canada–United States border. A major gateway for trade with Asia, Seattle is the...

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Key Stats for Technical Editor

10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 50%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 33%