Average Technical Writer with Microsoft Word Skills Salary

$57,858
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$2,080
Bonus
$1,750
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The average salary for a Technical Writer with Microsoft Word skills is $57,858.
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$40k
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$58k
90%
$84k
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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 CSRA Inc., General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc and Google, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Google, Inc. where the average pay is $132,500. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include 3M Company and Amazon.com Inc, earning around $69,024 and $68,986, respectively. Southwest Airlines Co pays the lowest at around $44,132. Jacobs Engineering Group Inc and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $53,044 and $58,274, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Technical Writers?

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

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 $47,384 based on 78 salaries. An early career Technical Writer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $53,271 based on 437 salaries. A mid-career Technical Writer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $61,679 based on 207 salaries. An experienced Technical Writer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $67,499 based on 188 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $70,450.
Employees with Technical Writer in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 14.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (9.1% more) and Washington, District of Columbia (7.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Madison, Wisconsin (10.5% less) and Houston, Texas (9.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,039 survey responses.
Entry Level
7.5%
Early Career
42.1%
Mid Career
19.9%
Experienced
18.1%
Late Career
12.4%