Average Technical Writer Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$65,732
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$2,993
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The average salary for a Technical Writer in Chicago, Illinois is $65,732.
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$43k
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$66k
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$95k
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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.

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What Are Popular Skills for Technical Writers?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Technical Writers?

An early career Technical Writer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $55,254 based on 34 salaries. A mid-career Technical Writer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $73,387 based on 17 salaries. An experienced Technical Writer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $76,500 based on 15 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $80,955.
Employees with Technical Writer in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 15.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (6.8% more) and Washington, District of Columbia (2.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (10.6% less), Houston, Texas (10.0% less) and Austin, Texas (6.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 75 survey responses.
Early Career
45.3%
Mid Career
22.7%
Experienced
20.0%
Late Career
12.0%