Average Technical Writer with Adobe InDesign Skills Salary

$57,429
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,065
Bonus
$2,250
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The average salary for a Technical Writer with Adobe InDesign skills is $57,429.
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$40k
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$81k
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What Do Technical Writers Do?

Technical Writer Tasks
  • Write technical materials, such as equipment manuals, appendices, or operating and maintenance instructions.
  • Assist in layout work.
  • Gather and research information for use in technical documentation.

Popular Employer Salaries for Technical Writer

The top respondents for the job title Technical Writer are from the companies Scientific Drilling International, Supermicro and Google, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Google, Inc. where the average pay is $90,000. Scientific Drilling International pays the lowest at around $79,344.

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What Are Popular Skills for Technical Writers?

Skills in Writing Procedures & Documentation, Editing, Microsoft Office, Technical Writing and Microsoft Word are correlated to pay that is above average.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Technical Writers?

An entry-level Technical Writer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $48,163 based on 13 salaries. An early career Technical Writer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,914 based on 156 salaries. A mid-career Technical Writer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $59,351 based on 70 salaries. An experienced Technical Writer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $67,450 based on 81 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $70,468.
Employees with Technical Writer in their job title in San Jose, California earn an average of 37.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Charlotte, North Carolina (15.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in St. Louis, Missouri (17.3% less), Houston, Texas (12.9% less) and Minneapolis, Minnesota (9.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 369 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.5%
Early Career
42.3%
Mid Career
19.0%
Experienced
22.0%
Late Career
13.3%