Technical Writer in Chicago, Illinois Salary

A Technical Writer in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $57,208 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Microsoft Visio, FrameMaker, Adobe FrameMaker, RoboHelp, and HTML. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$40,268 - $81,127
$40K
$59K
$81K
MEDIAN: $58,749
10%
50%
90%

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$19.44 - $40.69
$21
MEDIAN: $20.59
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$0$84K
Salary $40,268 - $81,127
Bonus $3,049
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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$40,305 - $84,243
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 26
Hourly Data $0$40
Hourly Rate $20.59
Annual Data $0$84K
Bonus $3,049
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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$40,305 - $84,243
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 6

About Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
2,720,556
Male:
1,320,015 (48.5%)
Female:
1,400,541 (51.5%)
Chicago (/ʃᵻˈkɑːɡoʊ/ or /ʃᵻˈkɔːɡoʊ/), officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States, and the county seat of Cook County. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the U.S. Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation: O'Hare International Airport is the second-busiest airport in the world when measured by aircraft traffic; the region also has the largest number of U.S. highways and rail road freight. In 2012, Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research...
Chicago:
$50,702
Illinois:
$59,588
$985
Chicago:
$238,500
Illinois:
$180,300
6.3%

Technical Writer Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Technical Writer

Pay by Experience for a Technical Writer has a positive trend. An entry-level Technical Writer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 20 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Technical Writer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 7 salaries. An experienced Technical Writer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 8 salaries. A Technical Writer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $98,000 based on 9 salaries.

Key Stats for Technical Writer

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
13%

Experience Affects Technical Writer Salaries

Late-Career
▲70%

Experienced
▲31%

Mid-Career
▲18%

National Average
$58,000

▼14%

Skills That Affect Technical Writer Salaries

Microsoft Visio
▲38%

FrameMaker
▲23%

RoboHelp
▲23%

Adobe FrameMaker
▲23%

HTML
▲21%

Adobe Acrobat
▲18%

XML
▲12%

National Average
$58,000


Microsoft Excel
▼11%

Microsoft Office
▼14%

Editing
▼22%

Adobe InDesign
▼22%

Microsoft Word
▼31%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 19%