Average Mid-Career Technical Writer Salary

$65,967
Avg. Base Salary (USD)
10%
$50k
MEDIAN
$66k
90%
$88k

The average salary for a Technical Writer is $65,967

Base Salary
$50k - $88k
Bonus
$550 - $10k
Profit Sharing
$967 - $15k
Total Pay
$47k - $92k
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What Do Technical Writers Do?

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

Female
59.2%
Male
39.8%
Prefer to self-define
1.1%
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Common Health Benefits

Medical

81%

Dental

78%

Vision

73%

None

17%