Average Technical Writer Salary at Microsoft Corp

$98,477
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$9,500
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The average salary for a Technical Writer at Microsoft Corp is $98,477.
25%
$76k
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$98k
75%
$136k
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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.
The top respondents for the job title Technical Writer are from the companies International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., CSRA Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. Reported salaries are highest at Amazon.com Inc where the average pay is $85,087. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. and Medtronic, Inc., earning around $84,750 and $62,762, respectively. Southwest Airlines Co pays the lowest at around $44,996. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc and Schneider Electric Ltd also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $56,890 and $57,479, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Technical Writers?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Technical Writers?

An experienced Technical Writer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $120,000 based on 7 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $100,402.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 12 survey responses.
Experienced
58.3%
Late Career
41.7%